The idea of the Kingston Living Library is that you can borrow a person to speak to about their lived experience rather than borrowing a book. Thereby helping others to understand the impact mental illness can have on people’s lives and to reduce the stigma.
The Champions wanted to share their experiences virtually to give people the option of learning more about mental health from the comfort of their own home.
On this page, you will find Champion’s written stories and audio recordings on various mental health topics, talking from their personal experiences. If you would like to learn more about someone’s story, simply click on their page.
We hope you find it interesting and informative! We regularly organise Living Library events throughout the year, where you will get the opportunity to speak with our Champions in person. Our upcoming events are advertised here.