The group aims to provide inclusive drama workshops, physical activity, and social support (including signposting organisations and services) for residents, and to create challenging opportunities for those who are facing barriers to social, cultural and vocational participation as a result of mental health issues, disability and social exclusion including BME communities.
We offer opportunities for volunteers and participants to meet new people from a variety of backgrounds, to work as a group towards established goals, and to participate in other life-enhancing activities such as visits to theatres and galleries.
By participating in the running of our workshops and related organisational activities, volunteers learn valuable new skills which benefit themselves and their community, and have reported improved resilience, confidence, and overall wellbeing. Desired outcomes for the group are increased employability for volunteers and participants, and a reduced likelihood of readmission to psychiatric care for those with mental health issues. These project aims and goals have been collaboratively identified and agreed by the community members themselves.