Call for Participants CaM

The Holding Time Project Storytelling Workshops

Lily and Vincent, Coventry 2021

Improving Me the NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Women and Children’s Partnership are supporting the Holding Time Project and we are now calling for participants.

Group Motherspeak: Storytelling workshops

Open Eye Gallery. Liverpool Waterfront

Led by the experienced BBC Producer, Rachel New, three free storytelling workshops will be run at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool this October.

  • Saturday 8th October, 10am – 12 noon
  • Saturday 15th October, 10am – 12 noon
  • Saturday 22rd October, 10am – 12 noon

These collaborative zoom writing workshops will be delivered in partnership with BBC Radio Merseyside’s Community broadcast team. For example listen visit:

Mothers reflect on the workshops and read their work for a BBC Merseyside piece by Rachel New

This project is part of an NHS led conversation about the creative health interventions for women and children as a driver of health, wellbeing and resilience.

Holding Time is both a celebration of breastfeeding and an exploration of the challenges mothers experience in establishing and maintaining breastfeeding. These issues may be physical, mental, environmental or cultural barriers. Working collaboratively with local mothers, we aim to celebrate the diversity of breastfeeding in Cheshire and Merseyside whilst overturning stereotypes, challenging assumptions and encouraging greater understanding and awareness in the whole community about the value of breastfeeding and its benefits.

More from the Holding Time Project:

Supported by Improving Me – Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Partnership
In Partnership with Creative Lives