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Lapidus Scotland is a lively group of bibliotherapy practitioners who hold regular events and work in a variety of settings, including Maggie’s cancer centres, hospitals, schools, prisons and charities. There is a very comprehensive website containing dozens of practical articles about running a writing for wellbeing group or event.
You can find out more about Lapidus Scotland on their website here: https://www.lapidusscotland.co.uk/
Lapidus Wales/ Lapidus Cymru is a regional group for Lapidus International members who are residents of Wales. Embracing the Welsh cultural identity, we want to support and celebrate our members, giving a platform to share their events and to network with others in the area. We try to hold events all over Wales throughout the year and are currently trying to set up 'bases' across the country so all our members have access to a group. Find out mote information about this group on their website here: https://lapidus-wales.webnode.co.uk/
Contact: Mary Burns
Our meeting takes place every two months, usually on the last Saturday of the month, from 1 pm to 3.30 pm. This may change if there is another event on this date which many of our regulars wish to attend . Members pay five pounds, non members ten pounds, the first meeting for non members is free.
Members enjoy catching up, exchanging news and information, sharing ideas and news of upcoming events .
We usually have a guest speaker. This can be an author / poet who has written a book which members are interested to hear more about ; someone who is willing to facilitate a workshop based on writing / well being or a member of the group who is willing to share their area of expertise. You can find out more about Lapidus London on their website here:
Contact: Katrina Plumb
Contact: Kate Pawsey
Contact: Sue Spencer
Group meets 4 times a year at Friends House, Scarborough – March, June, September and November
Contact: Anne Taylor
Lapidus Cornwall regularly meets on a Saturday morning on the third Saturday of every month in Truro or Falmouth and occasionally Penzance.
Contact: Sarah Salway
KSWWN is a network of people involved in writing for wellbeing across Sussex and Kent. We run workshops, talks and share information. Criteria for joining: you must live or work in Sussex or Kent, be involved, or want to become involved, in using words for wellbeing with others, and have a commitment to the development of professional good practice in words for wellbeing.
Contact: Sarah Walters
Although we are still finding our feet a little, it's our intention to organise 3-4 open meetings per year in the Sheffield/North Derbyshire area. These will be open to anyone to come along and take part in some writing therapy exercises and meet others who are interested in any aspect of words for wellbeing.
Contact: Janet Lees
Dr. Reinekke Lengelle
Visiting graduate professor, Athabaskan University, The Hague University and University of Alberta. Contact via writingtheself.ca
Lapidot Israel is a support and networking group for writing group facilitators, founded in 2015 and inspired by Lapidus UK. The growing group consists at the moment of 15 members from all regions of Israel. We meet once every six weeks. Our meetings are divided in two. First an experiential part, where each one of us in turn facilitates a writing excercise, with afterwards a discussion about it's uses and ways to improve. The second part of the meeting deals with professional and organisational issues, like defining the core parts of our work and how to promote it in the service of wellbeing in it's widest sense. Our members come from various backgrounds: bibliotherapy, poetry therapy, clinical social work, clinical psychology and group workers, literature teachers and writers. This variety allows for a very wide scope, and for making the task of defining our identity quite challenging. We operate on a voluntary basis among ourselves, have no membership fees and are not registered in any way. We share our knowledge and experience through a private network of email and whatsapp and we recommend each other to people searching for writing support in their region. We have started to promote writing for wellbeing by organizing occasional community-writing events in our own neighbourhoods.
Contact: Channa Cune
Are you interesting in research in the field of writing for wellbeing? The Lapidus Living Research Community meets monthly via Zoom to discuss all things research, with a focus on qualitative research theory and methods. Our Zoom meeting link through the link below - it is the same link for each session. Everyone welcome, regardless of research experience. One of our members Jacki McCartney offered this definition of 'living research': an active, ongoing curiosity and openness to learn.