What is it about?

A combined case study, grounded theory, and action research methodology was the method of choice used to create digital narratives as a form of digital storytelling. The aim was to digitalise stories and to create a permanent records from everyday aspects of people life’s during Covid-19, presenting narratives as stories of values (and the struggles) in difficult times.

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Why is it important?

The objective was to construct narratives of different methods (M) centred on arts and humanities as alternative therapy during prolonged lockdowns. The methods analysed include cinema therapy; film/video-based therapy; therapeutic filmmaking; Virtual Reality; : video art (remix) therapy; psychotherapy; expressive arts therapy; and creative arts therapies (art therapy); dance/movement therapy; drama therapy; music therapy; poetry therapy, and psychodrama.


This study developed solutions for alternative therapies that can be applied with low-cost mobile devices for managing metal health.

Dr Petar Radanliev
University of Oxford

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This page is a summary of: Alternative mental health therapies in prolonged lockdowns: narratives from Covid-19, Health and Technology, August 2021, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s12553-021-00581-3.
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