We run support groups for people with voice problems.  At the groups we do all kinds of things ranging from group voice therapy and laryngeal manipulation to communication training and discussions on what it is like to have a voice problem.

At the group we have been running in Bethnal Green, London, we devoted one day to using participatory video to discuss voice problems.

Participatory video is a process where a group or community create their own film. The idea behind this is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories.

The process is very empowering, enabling the group to take their own action to solve their own problems, and also to communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities.

Here are a selection of videos we made on the day.  All content was created and filmed by attendees.

They were done in an hour and are not designed to be brilliant works of art!!!  However, hopefully they will help others to understand a little more about voice problems - the challenges involved and what you can do to help make the world a more voice problem friendly place for our community.

The first video covers some of the challenges of having a voice problem:

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The second video covers some of the things we would like those who do not have voice problems to understand about our conditions:

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The third video just brings together videos 1 and 2:

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Terry raising awareness and funds for voice disorders at the Shoreditch Grand Prix.