The Story Store is particular to all who come into contact with it - the ‘Stories' benefit with their own private restoration, wellbeing, they really feel valued and respected, the significance of their lived experiences are making a distinction and they know it. They are extremely trustworthy and open about their lived experience, some tales are intimate. Have interaction with a ‘Story' - we have regular talks with our volunteers in regards to the Story Store - explaining the process bring people together, from this we determine a potential story teller. Write a ‘Story' - we ask the volunteer to write their story in their very own words, with a start, a center and an finish. We meet with this individual a number of times speaking by way of what they have written (and normally what they haven't) and between us we develop a story ranging from the start of their psychological health journey to the place they're at present.
The Story Store works two fold, it educates and reduces stigma for these listening to the ‘Stories' but in addition for those Storytellers taking part it supports their own private Restoration. To measure impression on the scholars The Story Store Steering Group developed a questionnaire for every scholar to fill in on completion of every session. A set of questions with answers 1 to 5 are asked - students circling their reply, we then put this data on to a spreadsheet which leads to easy pie charts showing by proportion how the Story Shop has impacted on them.
All ‘Stories' have learn and understand their Contract/Agreement which they have signed to enable them to partake in a Story Store. Ensure all staff have an understanding of their function and what is expected of them on the day that they know and perceive every people story and the particular person telling it. This structure can be used to discover a new method to how you want to inform it or uncover an element to your story that you have been missing.