The LJMU community has begun sharing online stories in a bid to boost our lockdown spirits.
Story Share is an online audio story-telling project created by students and staff in English and Creative Writing, which aims to aid wellbeing through the telling and sharing of stories.
"This is a time when we can feel disconnected or overwhelmed, so it can be comforting to listen to story that chimes with how we feel, and perhaps discover that someone feels the same way we do," explains Professor Joe Moran, one of the originators.
"Stories can also provide another perspective, insight into an experience that hadn't occurred to us before or just provide escapism to a new and imagined world," he said.
Contributions will be shared on a dedicated webpage and can be self-authored or a favourite tale or poem and ideally introduced by the contributor with some words of explanation.
For information on how to get involved, go to the Story Share website where you will find a list of the pieces submitted already and instruction on how to contribute your own writing selection.
The team consists of Sarah Maclennan, Kathryn Walchester, Bernadette McGrath (SAW) and Joe, who added: "We want these stories to come from across the university, in many different forms, to capture this strange moment in time, to support wellbeing and remind us all that the university is a community of creative souls.
"We look forward to hearing your stories, and we hope you enjoy listening to the ones we have already."