Lapidus promotes the practice of writing for wellbeing and the benefits it brings. Lapidus supports its members, many of whom are writing for wellbeing practitioners working in education, health, community, voluntary, private and public sectors, by sharing information, holding events and creating networks through its country and regional groups.
Lapidus welcomes anyone with an interest, whether professional or personal, in writing for wellbeing. The organisation has members throughout the UK and abroad.
Since 2008, Lapidus has been funded entirely by Membership subscriptions and run on the goodwill and voluntary work of a dedicated team.
Currently, there are two paid freelance roles: Membership Secretary and Digital Editor. All other roles are undertaken by the Lapidus Board and other volunteers. The Board meets regularly and there is an AGM each autumn. Country and Regional Co-ordinators provide link points across the UK and hold email lists for their local members. They organise meetings and let members know of events in their area.
Lapidus is a Company Limited By Guarantee founded in 1996 and registered with Companies House.
Lapidus policies, Business Plan and minutes are published on the Members' pages.
Lapidus Chair: Clare Scott
Lapidus Vice Chair:Dr Tony Wall
Current Board Members: Lisa Rossetti, Barbara Bloomfield
Treasurer: Annie Bell-Davies
Lapidus Regional Co-ordinators:(Currently being reviewed)
Cornwall - Anne Taylor and Jane Moss firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
East Yorkshire - Kate Evans Kateevans@tinyonline.co.uk
Leeds/Bradford - Terri Simpson Tezbeulah@phonecoop.coop
South West - Katrina Plumb & Dawn McHale Katrina@WritingTank.com
North West - vacancy
North Wales - Marie Sexton firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland - Janey Walker and Larry Butler email@example.com,
Canada & Netherlands - Reinekke Lengelle firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Support: DG NewMedia www.dgnewmedia.com
Lapidus postal address: BM Lapidus, London WC1N 3XX
Staff and Board Biogs are here