Call for researchers and patients to take part in Storytelling for Health Research

Researchers and patients involved in research are invited to participate in Storytelling for Health Research, a project bringing them together with young creatives to create a dialogue around health research.

These conversations will inform programming at the Contact Theatre in Manchester, and engagement with research at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).

Participants will learn how to tell their story in a powerful and confident way with one of Contact’s creative experts, to develop their own narrative about health research.

Researchers could focus on their area of science, or what made them choose a career in health research. Patients with experience of research might want to talk about their condition, experience of research, and their hopes for the future.

Those involved will then be able to share their story with creative practitioners to inspire engagement with health research at CMFT and Contact Theatre’s future innovative programming on the subject.

This will give a platform for the sharing of fascinating stories on a wider stage, as part of research and/or engagement activities. Those leading the project can steer you in the right direction to make a valuable impact.


The pilot phase of the project requires five researchers and five people who have been involved in research to attend two sessions.

When: 23 February & 27 February 2017 5-7pm
Where: Contact Theatre, Oxford Rd, M15 6JA

Participants will be required to visit both sessions.

For more information about the project and how to get involved, please contact Bella Starling, Director of Public Programmes at CMFT and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow –