Mental Wellbeing and Writing Workshops – POSTPONED
***Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we had to postpone this workshop until further notice.***
The SHS Athena SWAN team is focused on supporting all colleagues, especially PhD Students and Contract Researchers. We are running a series of four 2-hour workshops on mental wellbeing and writing, delivered by Tara Guha, prize-winning author and mental health practitioner.
Feeling low? Stuck with your PhD/writing/research/life? Come and join Tara to unlock your writing potential and help your mental wellbeing!
When: Thursdays 12pm -2pm 2nd April, 23rd April, 14th May, 4th June 2020 (light lunch will be provided)
Where: Michael Smith Building, Room A.3025
Sign up here using your UoM ID: http://app.manchester.ac.uk/training/profile.aspx?unitid=8911&parentId=4
*** We are all Storytellers ***
Human beings tell stories. It’s what we do. We do it to experiment, to entertain, to educate ourselves, to escape. Being creative makes us feel better – and writing creatively makes us feel better still.
In this series of four workshops, Tara Guha will explore the link between creative writing and wellbeing. Sharing a wealth of exercises and techniques to get you writing, Tara will give you the tools to shape your own experience into words. Whether you’re a secret scribbler, published author or complete beginner, learn to be your own muse. Expect a little transformation!
Tara Guha is a prize-winning author and mental health practitioner. Her first novel, Untouchable Things, won the Luke Bitmead Bursary and her second won the 2019 Northern Writers’ Award for work in progress. Tara works part-time at Healthy Minds in West Yorkshire, delivering creative approaches to emotional wellbeing for adults, children and young people. As a freelancer she harnesses her passion for writing to facilitate the exploration and expression of self in safe, supportive workshop settings. Her work is rooted in the belief that we are all storytellers and can use story to help us make sense of the world and ourselves.