This programme is designed for mental health service users and people who consider themselves at increased risk or vulnerable to mental health challenges.
Increase participant confidence and self worth
Explore participant barriers and challenges using theatre and workshops to find realistic solutions
Improve communication and teamwork skills
Increase life skills and resilience to improve the chances of successful integration into the community
Reduce risk of isolation
Engage learners in an exciting, inspiring and innovative accredited theatre programme
We work with the participants to devise theatre from their own experiences. This is developed by involving them in games, discussion, role-play, mime and image theatre. The workshops enable them to explore their feelings and experiences and the challenges or ‘oppressions’ they face. We explore alternative solutions to problems and barriers through role-play and discussion and support people to reflect on their own personal challenges in a safe way.
All our projects culminate in a performance back to staff, peers and/or family members. Participants share the themes and learning completed through the project enabling a deeper sense of achievement and learning. Throughout our courses we accredit participants with ASDAN awards in relevant life skills such as Independent living, Leadership and Expressive Arts.
All our practice is underpinned by: Restorative Approaches; Non-Violent Communication and Trauma Informed Approaches.
Each programme can be tailored and adapted to the needs of the establishment and participants:
6 to 8 sessions per project
5 to 15 participants per project
Ideally involvement with participant’s family or alternative support network
We require partners to recruit participants in advance
Partner staff on site and available throughout project
Partner support gathering relevant data / evidence for evaluation
Costs depend on:
Additional / specific requirements of partner
Evaluation depth / requirements
Number of preparatory meetings required
Requests for additional staff
Number of sessions / days delivering
Usually between £1,200 and £1,800