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By telling their stories, people from vulnerable groups, including young adults and elderly citizens will gain agency and the sense of control of their life. Storytelling as a non-formal learning methodology will help in building resilience, positive thinking, coping with loss and grief and getting support from peers and healthcare professionals. This methodology will be used to develop a webinar for adult educators working with vulnerable groups (young adults and senior citizens). Participants will be able to improve their competences of giving support to vulnerable groups by encouraging
storytelling, active listening and empathy.

Listen experience about how corona influence people.

Maria Consilia (50 years old), the owner of a farmer company in Central Italy
Daiva (34 years old), Kaunas, Lithuania
Antonio (France)
A graduate student living in the Netherlands
Delia (74 years old). She worked in the project design sector and in education.
Anja Bezinger, a mental health professional living in the Netherlands
Hélène (72 years old), France
Hello! I’m 72 years old, I live in Nice. I have spent the pandemic time in Nice, at my place. I would say that this was a bizarre period. I recall there was
a period of total lockdown, then a partial lockdown. The total lockdown was a strange thing for me because there were no noises outdoors. The usual noises have totally disappeared. I had a total freedom how to organise my time, my work which I did partially online. In the beginning it was a bit difficult because the setting was not ready for this kind of work, but I have managed. It was difficult to be in touch with people with whom I work. All things were done by phone. During the first lockdown I used the phone and later multimedia software. I had a flexibility to choose my working hours.
Regarding my other activities, I had a chance to discover streaming platforms to watch various movies. The negative feature was that I could go outdoors only to walk or buy some food. Hence, it has reflected on my muscular activity and a certain difficulty to get back on the track later on
Rasa (53 years old), Kaunas, Lithuania
Žaneta, Kaunas, Lithuania
Anja Bezinger, a mental health professional living in the Netherlands
Graduated student
Louis, France

Louise has spent indoors at her place the majority of time during the first lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. She was occasionally leaving her apartment to get necessary things such as food and other related stuff. She confesses that situation was pretty stressful because no one really new how long the situation will last, the cure for the virus was not known yet and the following measures were not clear. Hence, Louise was brought to become creative to cope with this situation. For example, she started to explore various cuisines of the world, got more involved in gardening and focused on some previously ‘untouched’ books from her library. Also, Louise started to follow online educational courses focused on various topics such as culture, education. Moreover, at that time Louise was unemployed and started to seek for a job more rigorously, because it was not clear how long this uncertain time will last. Nowadays, two years later I am a freelance and I work mostly from my place. Hopefully during the pandemic, I was lucky not to lose anyone close to me. ‘Thanks to the new technologies I could stay ‘connected’,…find out about some people I haven’t heard for a long time.’ ‘I did my best to transform this pandemic into something positive to me by trying to concentrate.’

Narrative therapy capitalizes on our storytelling tendencies. Its goal is to uncover opportunities for growth and development, find meaning, and understand ourselves better through telling stories.