- Talk, tell, transform
- Coming together
- Working together
- Learning together
- Easy breathing
- Speaking Up
- Dignity and respect
- Getting involved in research
- Working smarter
- Why teach English?
- After the fires
- Dangling conversations
- Sheffield Carers' Voices 2
- NHS Lothian telehealth stories
- In the lead
- Stories from the National Patient Safety Agency
- Telehealth stories
- Stories of recovery from La Trobe University
- MND stories
- NHS Leeds PPI stories
- Sheffield Carers' Voices
- End of Life Care
- Stories from the University of Liverpool
- Stories from the Isle of Wight Stroke Club
- Stories from the University of Nottingham
- Stories from the University of Huddersfield
- Communities of health
- Stories from the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
- Stories from junior doctors in training
- Stories from the Saskatoon Health Region
- Arthur & Co.: Stories about living with Arthritis
- Society of the Holy Child Jesus
- Healing journeys
- Work in Progress
- Caring for vulnerable babies: the reorganisation of neonatal services in England
- Interpreting Tales
- Having a stroke: being a parent
- Stories from Connecting for Health
- Stories from the RCN quality improvement programme
- Carers' Resource, Harrogate, Craven and Airedale
- Stories from the RCN
- Reconnecting with life: stories of life after stroke
- Stories from Pilgrim Projects
- Stories from the Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP)
- Stories from NHS Tayside
- Stories from NEYNL
- Stories from the Heart Improvement Programme
- Charles Bruce's stories
- Grace and Joe Desa's stories
- Alison Ryan's stories
- David Clark's stories
- Emma Allen's stories
- Monica Clarke's stories
- Ian Kramer's stories
Communities of Health: stories from NHS Newham
A rich mix of people, heritage and communities within communities, containing wisdom and knowledge from many cultures are what make Newham. We can all learn from these communities and how they get along together, through these stories which explore the meaning of life, death and health - and being part of a community.
These stories were created for Communities of Health – a program to give confidence to local people and enable them to take health forward in their communities, in their own way.
Not all disabilities are visible but, as Cutie has knows, they still require consideration and support if, in her job, she is to perform and contribute to the extent to she is capable.
The late stages of Cutie’s pregnancy are difficult, and beset with potentially life-threatening issues, but appropriate use of NHS resources results in her receiving care appropriate to her, and her unborn son’s, needs – and leads to Cutie making a commitment of her own to the NHS in turn.
As asylum seekers from Kosovo with little English, Eda and her mother face many difficulties as they try to build a life in London. Trauma and stress threaten to overwhelm them but eventually Eda learns, with the help of Shpresa and other friends, that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and hope can overcome most things.
Evis is ill and in hospital, faced with a life-threatening condition. She panics.... and recalls earlier traumas when she was refused asylum and had no money to live. With the help of community organisations, she is eventually able to reach the light at the end of the tunnel, and now helps others who were once like she was.
When Lindita arrives in a country where the highest barriers to her health and welfare are those of language and culture, she suffers from physical and emotional problems until an Albanian voluntary organisation opens a door in the walls that hold her back.
When Flora leaves her home and family in Albania hoping for a better life in England, she is unprepared for the isolation and difficulty of settling in a new land... until someone tells her about Shpresa.
Flutura escapes the horror of war in Albania only to face the harsh reality of trying to make a new life in a strange country. Sickness and depression eventually give way to joy and belonging to a new community.
Entela is excited when her husband invites her to join him in the UK; she cannot begin to imagine the perilous journey that awaits her before she can begin a new life in England.
When Luljeta first arrives in the UK from Albania , she struggles to settle down. Gradually, with help and support from family, friends and neighbours, a community is established that helps her, and others from her country to integrate happily and with dignity.
Mrs Naran speaks many languages, but when the doctor tells her she has diabetes, she can barely believe him. A combination of careful diet, exercise, herbal medicine and her husband's support enable her to live a full and healthy life.
The day of his mother's death is an abiding memory for Mr Naran. He lovingly recounts the story of his beloved mother's last hours, setting it in the context of a life well-lived.
Resita and her mother were very close - and shared a disease in common. Resita remembers her soft and gentle mother with deep affection - and recalls the circumstances around her death.
Landi is sent to England at the age of 12 to escape the war in Albania. Alone and unable to communicate, he fends for himself and courts trouble… until he gets up the courage to go to Shpresa and eventually realises his lifelong dream.