Your Narratives - we want to hear from you...

Submission Now Closed

The submission period for sending us your stories is now over. However, the narratives that we have gathered will shortly be available online, along with the public exhbition that has featured at several recent Off Sick events. Links to these will be apparing on the Exhibition page soon…

*Submitting Your Narratives”

If you currently have or previously had a family member suffering from a severe illness, and you visited them in hospital or helped them get there as either an in-patient or an out-patient, then we would like to hear from you. If this is something that you might be interested in, then please have a look at the following documents:

A – our Invitation to Participate in the Project
B – our Information Sheet for potential participants
C – our Prompt Sheet to get you started

You can contribute in the project in any one of the following three ways.


1 – Are you a member of a support group or network for family members?

If so, we would really like to work with you. We will be offering creative-writing workshops for support groups and carers groups as a means of helping people to write their experiences sown as text. If this something that you or your group might be interested in then please do get in touch. We would be only to happy to come and talk to you about the project.


2 – Come to one of our community events

We will be at various community events run by the University of Glamorgan and by Cardiff University. If you have an experience that you would like to share, then please do come along. See our News and Updates page for details of upcoming events.


3 – Send your narrative in via email or post

You can also send your stories of hospital visits involving family members with severe or long-term illnesses to us via email. You can send them in via email to the address below, or by post to Richard Marsden, Off Sick Project, Ferndale Building, University of Glamorgan, Treforrest Campus, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL.


For more information about any of the above please contact the project’s Research Assistant Dr Richard Marsden on rmarsden@glam.ac.uk or alternatively on 01443 65 4173 (Mondays only).