Learning how to use storytelling to help young people with mental health disorders

Oct 17, 2022News

As part of the Storyliving project, a course on the use of storytelling for those working with young people with mental health disorders took place from the 10th to the 13th October. 

The course on storytelling was attended by support teachers, educators, social workers, psychologists and social workers. The training promoted the tool of storytelling as a methodology for processing emotions and overcoming fears, trauma and isolation related to the COVID-19 pandemic for young people, from the age 18 to 25, autistic and/or with mental health disorders.

The aim is to help young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and mental health disorders cope with the pandemic and promote their social inclusion through storytelling.

The Training Programme, soon available online on the project website, covers the following topics:

  • The impact of the pandemic for children with autism and/or mental health disorders.
  • The tools for digital storytelling.
  • The methodology of storytelling and digital storytelling and how they can be used.
  • How to accompany children in telling their own story.
  • How to accompany children in telling their own story.

STORYLIVING – ENABLING YOUTH WITH DEVELOP MENTAL DISABILITIES & MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS TO SHARE THEIR COVID-19 EXPERIENCES THROUGH DIGITAL STORYTELLING is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme under Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships. Storyliving aims to overcome the challenges faced by young people with developmental disabilities and mental disorders during the pandemic through the use of digital storytelling.


For further information read more about StoryLiving, visit website of the project and contact Alessandro Bosco: alessandro.bosco@danilodolci.org