Support our work
Fluid Motion Theatre Company is a registered charity and our programme of work is only made possible by the kind support of grant-giving organisations, sponsors and donations from the public.
For 11 years we have supported and highlighted mental health issues through professional theatre, education and community projects that make a real and lasting impact on those who engage and take part. Fluid Motion was founded by Ali Gill and Leigh Johnstone, both of whom had lived experience of poor mental health and understood the power that theatre and creative activities can have on supporting and improving wellbeing. It is this focus on lived experience that still underpins the work of the company today.
We work with thousands of people across the South East each year, on a wide ranging programme of performances and projects. From children in Primary school to elderly adults in care homes, our work is all about encouraging people to take part in and engage with theatre and creative activities as a tool to improve mental health and wellbeing.
‘You can’t even put a cost on how valuable it is. It has been so, so beneficial for them.’
Secondary Teacher on The Recovery Project
‘My 18 year old daughter has attended your group for the last three years. She has many physical and learning disabilities and I believe she has benefited in many ways from taking part in your music, dance and drama sessions. It gives her a real boost and helps her self esteem and confidence and reduce her anxieties around not feeling part of society. She struggles in social situations and can become very frustrated. The group is a safe, fun place for her to practice her communication and social skills. Working as part of a group helps her to develop her social skills, and these skills are crucial to when she leaves college and moves on to work/voluntary sector placement. Thank you for all your efforts.’
Parent on our Community Workshops
We welcome all donations of any amount, every £1 is vital to supporting our work. Below are some ideas of how your money can help:
£10 helps pay the travel costs for one adult to access a community workshop
£20 could provide young people with resources and workshop materials to support their creativity and unlock their abilities to express themselves through theatre
£100 supports development of an emerging artist who is making work about their own personal mental health story for the very first time
£250 helps support our community workshops programme for five weeks, enabling people who have felt isolated and alone to gather together in a safe and welcoming environment
£500 will help support someone on our volunteer programme throughout the year giving them employability skills, confidence and a sense of belonging
£750 helps 25 young people take part in a week-long project designed to aid in the recovery of their mental health, helping them to develop coping strategies, build self esteem and support each other.
If you are interested in a making a major donation to support our work please contact Ali Gill, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Having personally battled with anxiety, depression and anger issues following my stroke in 1992, it was only twenty years later that I accepted I had a mental health issue. Thanks to the efforts of groups like Fluid Motion, mental health is no longer a taboo subject, wrapped in stigma. Volunteering at the All in the Mind Festival was one of the best things I could have done. Chatting with like-minded people, listening to poetry and music, or watching dance routines and theatre, inspired me with how society can extinguish the prejudice attached to mental health. Best of all – it motivated me to take writing up again: a medium I find helps me to sort through the plethora of thoughts that crawl around my head.
So thank you Fluid Motion.’
All in the Mind Festival Volunteer
Fluid Motion Theatre Company is a registered charity (1192793).