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
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.
”I’m happy that I took part in this and I look forward to coming.”
”I never get out of bed but I do on a Tuesday and Thursday because I know it’s drama. I would like to do more drama after this.”
“I have felt so much happier since you guys have been coming.”
“I learnt about mental health and about how I feel.”
“I never thought I’d be able to do this at the start.”
“It was just wonderful seeing how talented the service users are and seeing my son enjoying himself.”
“I feel there are lots of benefits for all involved in this group. Being able to be open and share and discuss various topics in a fun and non judgmental way.”
“Great to see such confidence and inclusivity.”
“Great to see their confidence grow over the course.”
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.