Death anxiety in a Covid-ridden world

Fearing death isn’t trivial, in fact, it is probably the most rational fear of any happy mind. If someone enjoys life, it is reasonable that they want more of it, or inversely, that they don’t wish for it to end. But death will happen to all of us one day, and that my friends, is […]

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Real Talk: Storytelling for Wellbeing

On Wednesday evening, the Scottish Storytelling Centre played host to a Storytelling for Wellbeing, an event for World Mental Health Day. The inspiring evening was held by Real Talk, a community storytelling project that trains people to craft and tell stories of their personal experiences with mental health. Regularly hosting storytelling workshops and events, they […]

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Introducing Real Talk: Storytelling for mental health

Lily Asch is the founder of Real Talk, a social enterprise that aims to address mental health through storytelling. Lifestyle’s Hannah Wallis catches up with Lily to hear her story. When did storytelling reveal itself as a tool for addressing mental health?  During my second year at the University of Edinburgh, I volunteered to be […]