Mental Health

"Odd Arts is specialist in delivering work around mental health."

For more information and to find out about our work

Our Work

Odd Arts specialise in delivering work around mental health. We work in partnership with mental health teams and clinical commissioning groups to deliver programmes aimed at improving mental health and well-being.

These aim to:

  • Reduce stigma of mental health
  • Increase well-being
  • Increase resilience
  • Increase understanding and awareness
  • Improve protective and preventative factors
  • Improve support & signpost

Mental Health

Our Workshops

  • Wellbeing Theatre Programme – for mental health service users and people vulnerable to poor mental health
  • Our award winning interactive forum theatre workshop A Spiralling Mind – with specific focus on self harm, anxiety & eating disorders
  • BROAD – Building Resilience and Overcoming Adversity through Dance & Drama

Sharing Stories

We are also part of a groundbreaking project called Sharing Stories, which is a collection of UK & Ugandan mental health service users and professionals dedicated to improving well-being for people experiencing and working with mental health issues and reducing stigma. All members are equal with much to give and learn. This project was an opportunity to develop the connections between arts and health and illustrate how forum can be used as a tool to support change in other sectors.

Check out this blog that logs the exciting programme Odd Arts delivered with Sharing Stories in Uganda, 2018.

This short film documents how we deliver our programme, as well as the impact on participants:

The below film shows an example of an award winning project where we worked with a group of young people to create a short film and accompanying lesson plan exploring mental health challenges and overcoming stigma. The content was lead and developed by the young people (all with lived experience of mental health challenges). This project won the ‘Contributions to the community award’ at the North West boroughs healthcare NHS foundation Trust awards.

Our Other Workshops

Odd Arts deliver a wide range of workshops to raise awareness of many issues which we feel are most relevant to the partners we are working with. We can tailor and adapt our workshops to fit the needs and requirements of the participants. Please click on one of the links below to find out more about the work we do in other sectors.

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community sessions.

We deliver FREE WEEKLY workshops at Moss Side Powerhouse in partnership with Manchester Young Lives.

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