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Arcola Mental Health Theatre Group

Arcola’s Mental Health Theatre Group aims use theatre as a vehicle to tackle the stigma surrounding Mental Health.

The inclusive and forward-thinking group explore how to stage these issue theatrically, creating vital, engaging and thought-provoking shows. The group was created for those who are passionate about making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, and through the presentation of their work, influence wider society’s perception of mental health. The group will go through a number of workshops starting in December 2018 that are used to share and listen to creative ideas that add to the theme of the production. This is lead by a creative team that will help shape the conversations into a full production in April 2018.

To express an interest in future productions please register below:


  • “Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.[1]
  • “Worldwide, it is estimated that 1020% of adolescents experience mental health conditions, yet these remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Signs of poor mental health can be overlooked for a number of reasons, such as a lack of knowledge or awareness about mental health among health workers, or stigma preventing them from seeking help.”[2]
  • “Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.”[3]

SOURCES: [1] [2] [3], Fundamental Facts About Mental Health 2016 report.

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