Therapeutic effects of digital storytelling

Some people who make a digital story telling report that telling and sharing their story helped make them feel better. The wordcatharsis is used in evaluation quite often. Digital storytelling is also being used in the field of dementia; Ysbyty Tri Chwm in south Wales leads the field in this, as far as I know.

The Arts Council of Wales has published a draft strategy (link to PDF file) on Arts in Health and Well-being. They’re opening it up for public consultation.

I’d love to see mention of digital storytelling in this document and I’m mentioning this in case anyone reading this would like to feed into this consultation.

I read about this in the Cultural Enterprise email bulletin this morning.
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