Olivia Richards

Fellow’s Profile

Olivia Richards

Fellow’s Profile

Olivia Richards

The Story Project: supporting young peoples' mental health through literacy

Fellowship

Focus

Providing emotional and academic support for young people through personal storytelling

Fellowship year

2016

Locality

South East

Biography

I am the Wellbeing Lead Practitioner across a group of schools in Surrey and a 2016 Fellow who visited the USA and Canada to learn more about how reading and writing can be used to support children's mental health. On my return, I created a social enterprise based on my Fellowship findings called The Story Project. Through The Story Project, I train and provide resources for teachers and parents so they can use stories to help their children develop wellbeing skills, whilst also developing literacy skills. A love of stories is a big factor in my own wellbeing and l have learnt a lot of life skills through reading about the experiences of the characters in the books I love. The Story Project enables me to share the power of stories with educators, parents and children, with a vision of using stories to help children develop the skills they need to live happy and healthy lives.

Activity

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.