Other Ways of Telling

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Collective Encounters & St. Helens Arts Services, St. Helens Public Health

Year of Publication:

Collective Encounters

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An evaluation of a year-long project focused on mental health from any perspective, offering Theatre for Social Change workshops and Theatre for Social Change Performances.
The workshops, delivered in adult health and social care settings and in libraries, aimed to trigger personal change within participants, develop creative skills and create stories and materials for performance. The performances, which were in libraries, explored social and political aspects of adult health and social care and offering solutions and trigger for change.

The evaluation assessed the project against the following outcomes: the project has given participants the opportunity to have their voices heard; the project has improved well being and quality of life of participants; the project has improved life skills, employment and education prospects of participants; the project has challenged stigma around mental health; the project has reduced feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Mental Health Condition

Art Forms: Drama

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

St. Helens Public Health, Collective Encounters & St. Helens Arts Services. (2014). Other Ways of Telling. UK:Collective Encounters.