Lapidus Scotland is an independent voluntary association who have been established since 1996. They look to explore and expand knowledge and understanding of the value of words. They work with people, groups and organisations, offering reading and writing activities to promote health and wellbeing (often referred to as ‘bibliotherapy’)
Their programmes offer a creative approach to supporting self-management of long-term conditions and can e.g. help with mild to moderate depression, isolation, dementia, recovery from stroke and other illnesses that impact on individual identity. Their experienced facilitators work with statutory and voluntary organisations across a range of settings. They also offer networking and training events for wellbeing practitioners.
I was extremely fortunate to complete a work experience placement with Lapidus Scotland as part of my degree course in 2021. I saw first-hand the work they do in their local communities, in and around the Glasgow area, and also online, which they adopted (along with many) during the early stages of the pandemic.
For anyone interested in finding out more, please have a look on their website for more information: https://www.lapidusscotland.co.uk/about/ . You will not only find details of the various programmes they are involved with, but also valuable resources for facilitators interested in literature and writing for their wellbeing benefits.
All information sourced from the Lapidus Scotland website.