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Wellbeing Theatre Programme

"Theatre has the power to change how people see themselves and the world."

For more information about our workshop programme


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


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

Location/travel/accommodation needs

Evaluation depth / requirements

Number of preparatory meetings required

Requests for additional staff

Number of sessions / days delivering

Usually between £1,200 and £1,800.

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.

This programme is commonly delivered within the mental health system, often bringing together psychologists and other mental health professionals, with mental health service users.

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.

Within this film you can see the process and outcomes undertaken as part of the Wellbeing Theatre project.

Quotes from Workshops

Odd Arts Funders & Memberships