Storyhouse Young Company have devised a brand new performance that explores emotional health.
This project has been commissioned by Chester Samaritans and the group, made up of 17-25 year olds (find out more about Storyhouse Young Company here) have been working with them, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services and Job Centre Plus to open up conversation about how to be a better listener to your friends.
The performance follows the stories of two young people, Jack and AJ, as they negotiate social media, gap years, relationships, parents and jobs. Be prepared to laugh as we see the world of social media through the eyes of AJ. All of her friends have left for university and she is struggling to keep up the image of living ‘her best life’. At the same time, 15-year-old Jack faces conflict as he attempts to balance a swirling mixture of thoughts and fitting in with friends.
Following the performance, there will be a Q&A with the cast to open up conversation about mental health and what makes a good listener. This will be supported by Chester Samaritans and NHS CWP CAMHS.
Conversations will be supported by Chester Samaritans and NHS CWP CAMHS.
This performance has been commissioned by Chester Samaritans with support from NHS CWP CAMHS and Job Centre Plus. It is designed to open-up conversations about mental health in young people and how we can be better listeners.
Devised by Storyhouse Young Company with Hayley Lindley-Thornhill, Harriet Feeny and Lucy Whitehead