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What is the Library of Life?
The Library of Life is a collection of video stories that will give all of us access to new perspectives on difficult situations we might be going through. Our stories are about journeys towards recovery and overcoming the hurdles of life, how we navigate towards safe harbour when seas are rough.
The Library Vault
Trigger warnings: isolation, panic
Trigger warnings: child / parent in distress
Barry the Degu
Trigger warnings: abuse, anxiety
Jon’s Recovery Journey
Trigger warnings: abuse, drug use, hospitalization
Trigger warnings: incarceration, isolation
Trigger warnings: Postnatal Depression
Trigger warnings: stress, loud music
That’s all folks
Trigger warnings: anxiety
From Without Hope to With Hope
Trigger warnings: domestic abuse
New in 2023!
For the invisible ones
Trigger warnings: neglect
ORC – My life isn’t in your book
Student voices talking about what the Recovery College means to them and how it has helped them find a way forward
The power of music
Work stress and using music in recovery.
Getting the right help.
Learning to live again after
using poetry in recovery
One foot in front of the other
Borderline Personality Disorder, self harm, complex needs, faith and friendship
Learning to be
A journey of drawings
My mental health story
Everything happens for a reason.
A recipe for emotional stability
managing mental ill health at university
I think I’m alone now
Finding peace with myself
4 years in 24 slides
Using mental health services to find acceptance
Finding strength after abuse
Sound of Silence
Mother of the Isles
Inspired by Proust and the Hebridean Isles
These stories were created by the students and tutors of Oxfordshire Recovery College and the Forensic Recovery College. They were keen to share their journey with you, in the hope that their experience can help shine a light for others. We want those who find our Library to draw strength from knowing that others have struggled too.
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