Support for young people from Total Insight Theatre

London theatre news: Thursday 3 September 2020

Young people

Total Insight Theatre is continuing its work for young people, providing platforms for their voices and support for their mental health and wellbeing.
Text image for In It Together from Total Insight Theatre

Image courtesy Total Insight Theatre

The past few months of lockdown and isolation have affected the mental health of many people around the world.

Award-winning charity, Total Insight Theatre, is tackling the issue with respect to young people with two new projects - My Mind Matters and In It Together - to provide platforms for young voices and support their mental health and wellbeing.

My Mind Matters will be a platform for young people affected by the pandemic, providing a creative outlet for their stories and experiences.

Total Insight are holding an open call for young people to submit their stories about lockdown and mental health, through a wide variety of creative outlets including videos, audio, text and images.

A selection of young voices and stories will be included in the film My Mind Matters, alongside short clips that bust mental health myths and provide practical tips for mental wellbeing.

Submissions can be made here and the closing date is Wednesday September 16th 2020.

My Mind Matters is funded by City Bridge Trust.


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In It Together aims to help young people aged 14-16 in Hackney stay connected and creative during these difficult times.

The creative workshops, held once a week over Skype for two months this autumn, will explore a wide range of art forms for participants to express themselves and learn more about the arts.

These will include writing, spoken word, music, improvisation and theatre.

The wellbeing workshops will help to assess and better understand participants' mental wellbeing, as well as provide resources and contacts to help them navigate their way through the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath.

Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Total Insight, Adam Tulloch, said ...

"We are delighted to be able to continue to support children and young people during these difficult times and to provide opportunities that highlight and process the impact the pandemic has had on young people."

In It Together workshops are free and take place every Wednesday from 16 September to 25 November 2020 - booking here.

In It Together is supported by The Fishmongers' Company's Charitable Trust.

About Total Insight Theatre

Total Insight Theatre is an award-winning charity that provides arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people, particularly those experiencing disadvantage.

Their work provides a platform for children and young people to be creative, participate, to be seen and heard - and develop an interest in the creative arts.

Founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Adam Tulloch, their aim is to deliver social change through the arts, with the goal of inspiring a fundamental change in the number of children and young people benefitting from the arts across the UK.

Taking place in schools, referral units, libraries, town halls and community centres, the charity's work includes touring performances, workshops and performing arts programmes.

Their ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of children and young people benefitting from the arts across the UK, and the charity is excited to deliver that change.


Total Insight Theatre website

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