HOW TO HAVE CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH
To help try and bridge the gap between lockdown and when we can start delivering workshops in schools again, we've put together this short guide on how to facilitate positive, ‘creative conversations’ with young people. This free resource pack has been designed in collaboration with education and mental health professionals who have highlighted a critical need for young people to be able to talk about the experiences and challenges they have faced over this difficult period. The pack includes practical guides on how to have a 10 minute and a 20 minute ‘creative conversation’ which we hope will stimulate discussion between students, teachers, their friends and families.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROJECT?
Four, half-day workshops, specifically designed to aid in the recovery of children and young people’s mental health.
These practical, theatre based workshops are COVID-19 safe and delivered by specialist youth practitioners, experienced in drama therapy. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic that supports the rebuilding of friendships and social engagement.
It gives young people support with ways to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, providing positive coping mechanisms that may have been lost during lockdown and that have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four workshop topics are: Isolation, Loss, Coping, Emergence
Click on the link below for a detailed outline of each workshop:
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The project will begin in May 2021. Each workshop will run for a maximum of three hours, designed to fit easily into the morning or afternoon of a school day. Workshops will be run by two highly specialist practitioners experienced in dramatherapy techniques. These practitioners have an enhanced DBS check and have undergone Covid-19 Safe Training. The project includes a resource pack which gives practical exercises on how to teach and support wellbeing in school after the project has finished.
HOW DOES IT BENEFIT YOUNG PEOPLE?
We believe that students need a proactive, timely and effective response to support their mental health before they reach crisis point. This project will better equip young people to process their feelings, anxieties and actions, so that they can start to rebuild, recover and thrive again.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO NEXT?
The cost of the project varies, so please get in touch with our Project Co-ordinator Natalie Watson to discuss your requirements.