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Waiting is one of healthcare’s core experiences.  It is there in the time it takes to access services; through the days, weeks, months or years needed for diagnoses; in the time that treatment takes; and in the elongated time-frames of recovery, relapse, remission and dying.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, our project opens up what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations and histories of delayed and impeded time.

In an era in which time is lived at increasingly different and complex tempos, Waiting Times looks to understand both the difficulties and vital significance of waiting for practices of care.

Our work is divided across four themes.  Click on these for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find out about all the work we are doing right here, including details of workshops, conferences, academic papers and publications and public engagement events.



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‘Thinking with Time’ with Lisa Baraitser, Julien Thomas, Abhishek Thapar

Join us in the upcoming event about time and care with Lisa Baraitser, Julien Thomas and Abhishek Thapar at the Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam. “These are unprecedented times – anticipation, cancellations and delay fuel many peoples rhythms and time is lived at increasingly different and complex tempos. How has the pandemic, a period of …

The impact of Covid-19 on adolescent mental health in the UK

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week on 10th-16th May, Wellcome Open Research invited our Senior Research Fellow Dr Jocelyn Catty to discuss the impact of the pandemic, including the lockdowns, on adolescent mental health in the UK. In this blog, Jocelyn reflects on the Research Article she wrote during the first lockdown and shares …

Maddening Times: Storytelling Workshop. Part Of Bloom: Exeter’s Online Festival Of Mental Health Awareness

Join us for a special storytelling event from Dr Michael J Flexer as part of Bloom – our online festival to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. You can find out more about the festival including more free, online activity here >> Being locked-down and out of contact, has been a trying and transformative time for all …

SHARE YOUR STORY

We’d love to hear your story of waiting.

It can be a written story, or a recording, or a video, or a picture.  Whatever you like.

 

 

Hit the big red ticket machine to upload your story, video, song, audio file, image or whatever you want to send.

 

 

Alternatively, you can email Michael (m.flexer@exeter.ac.uk) to share your story with us.

All stories will be anonymised and have identifying details removed.

Before sending us your story, please read our  Waiting Times Info Sheet  and download a Waiting Times Consent Form.