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1 in 10 Project

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. – Mental Health Foundation

1 in 10 is a residency project for secondary schools in which we spend a week working across all year groups to create performances that respond to mental health problems they could be experiencing.

The project gives young people the opportunity to express themselves through drama, learn the facts and understand where to go for help if needed. Each year group creates a piece of theatre that is usually around ten minutes long that is then performed at a celebration event to family, friends and staff at the end of the week. The celebration event raises money for a local mental health charity and can take place on either a Friday or Saturday evening.

Pilot Project Statistics

100

%

The number of students who thought mental health problems could never be cured fell by 100% by the end of the project

100

%

The number of students who thought people mental health problems couldn't sustain a job fell by 100% by the end of the project.

15

%

The number of students who thought mental health problems were rare fell by 15% by the end of the project.

6.7

%

The number of students who thought that people with mental health problems are different fell by 6.7% by the end of the project.

11.6

%

The number of students knowing where to go for support or advice rose by 11.6% by the end of the project.

1 in 10 Project Reviews

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