‘Checking Behaviours’ is an interactive forum theatre performance and workshop using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around unhealthy relationships and relationship abuse.
This particular performance focuses on types of abuse, the dynamics of power and control, including coercive control, and how to seek support safely.
The workshop involves interactive debate and discussion exercises and engagement with the actors in performance in order to search for solutions.
There is a post-performance discussion to explore triggers, warning signs and vulnerabilities, safety planning and signposting to available support services.
Understand what abuse is and the difference between abusive and non-abusive relationships
Explore what a healthy relationship looks like
Recognise the signs of abuse
Understand the impact of abuse on individuals
Provide information of how and where to get help
The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long and can be repeated up to 5 times per day
This workshop is suitable for year 8’s upward
This workshop can be delivered as part of a longer-term project responding to the themes in the performance
Costs depend on:
Additional / specific requirements of partner
Evaluation depth / requirements
Number of preparatory meetings required
Requests for additional staff
Number of actors
Between £650 to £1,100 per half day and £880 and £1,600 per full day. All costs include lead facilitators, actors and evaluation.
“It’s helpful to Learn what domestic abuse actually is, and understand the different types.”
“I should let my partner have her freedom and I should have freedom, because a relationship is about trust.”
“This has really helped me, to know I am not alone and there is help out there.”
“I feel empowered ... seeing things I’ve done to my partner, made me sick to my stomach seeing it acted out, I didn’t realise it was that bad.”
Become A Participant
You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community projects and sessions.
We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.