Women’s Aid Storyplay

Licketyspit and Scottish Women’s Aid are working together to deliver Womens Aid Storyplay Scotland – an in-depth training programme for Women’s Aid Workers in Licketyspit’s Storyplay approach.

Storyplay offers a children’s rights-based approach to social interaction and relationship building through structured, joyful, imaginary play. Through this training programme it will become an additional approach workers can use in their work with mothers, children and young people recovering from domestic abuse.

The programme includes

Theoretical and practical training led by Licketyspit’s Artistic Director Virginia Radcliffe, alongside skilled Licketyspit Lead-Actor-Pedagogues Itxaso Moreno and Iona Zajac. It also includes supported delivery sessions where workers will co-deliver Storyplay sessions with their clients, with close support from Licketyspit.

Workers will learn to facilitate a wide range of Storyplay activities, including group imaginary play, games, rhymes, songs and reflective drawing, for group work with children and mothers, together or separately.

Evaluations of the Storyplay approach

demonstrate that this is an empowering approach for participants and workers . Storyplay demonstrates  a consistently high impact on children and adults’ confidence, social skills, emotional literacy and resilience, and use & knowledge of language and introduces a rich way of playing that mothers and children can build into their lives.

Licketyspit and Scottish Women’s Aid hope this programme will nurture creativity, confidence, relationships, confident parenting, physical and mental wellbeing, resilience, love and happiness.


Training Women’s Aid workers in Storyplay

December 17th, 2021|1 Comment

17th December 2021 In 2020, Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) approached Licketyspit to explore a collaboration: ‘When I heard more about Licketyspit all I could think about was how few tools we’ve [...]

Women’s Aid Storyplay Scotland

September 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Women’s Aid Storyplay Scotland

29th September 2021 Licketyspit and Scottish Women’s Aid are excited to offer a free place on to our upcoming Storyplay training course to member Women’s Aid groups across Scotland. Following a [...]

Great way to create empathy and connect with a child who may be reluctant or unable to understand their feelings and responses

Women's Aid Worker, Introductory Session, February 2021

It will help mums and children build a shared experience and address difficult issues

Women's Aid Worker, Introductory Session, February 2021
I loved loved loved this approach,  thank you so much for sharing with us.
Women's Aid Worker, Introductory Session, February 2021