Young Storyhouse: Mental Health in Lockdown

Young Storyhouse Spoken Word performances on mental health during lockdown Running from
Last event: Sunday 4 October at 8pm

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Over the summer, Storyhouse Young Company 17-25 age group (part of Young Storyhouse) have worked together on a Mental Health in Lockdown project. 

The group held weekly workshops on Zoom with the Young Storyhouse team, and then chose four specific mental health conversations they felt were important for young people to have, and invited four experts to speak to them. After writing their pieces, they had a masterclass from a former member of Young Storyhouse, now a professional filmmaker (Alex Howe) on how to film themselves performing their spoken word pieces.

The 11 spoken word performances are divided into four videos. We’ll be releasing the four video collections, alongside the four panel discussions, over four days from 1-4 October 2020, at 8pm each day.

Storyhouse Young Company performers and their pieces are:

Becky SeymoreI Find It Weird
Harry BharatChoose Life
Olivia TenquistThese Moments
Mia NelsonTime
Constance SouamaEquilibrium
Max WisemanMaccy Ds
Eira FernallGroundhog Day
Olivia MannionBedtime Story
Jada SanyaoluChapters
Hannah OwenHope
Billie-Joe KellyThis is Us, This is Now, When We

 


 

Young Storyhouse: Mental Health in Lockdown
Spoken Word Performances #1

In the first video is Becky Seymore, Harry Bharat and Constance Souama.


Panel Talk #1: Impact of Lockdown

In the first panel discussion, Young Company members chat with Jasmin Parsons, a primary school teacher about the impact of lockdown on mental health. They share what they have learnt about themselves during lockdown, they reflect on their positive and negative experiences and share their thoughts on what is next for them.

Spoken Word Performances #2

In this video is Olivia Tenquist, Mia Nelson and Max Wiseman.



Panel Talk #2: The Future

Young Company members discuss the future with Kirsty Diamond from Network Rail. They discuss training opportunities that you can find online, how to look into career pathways and what they would like their future to look like post pandemic.

Spoken Word Performances #3

In this video is Eira Fernall, Olivia Mannion and Jada Sanyaolu.


Panel Talk #3: Self-Care

Young Company members chat with Kerry Dilley from Ancora House School about self-care. They share their top tips on looking after yourself and relaxing, share what they have struggled with during lockdown, they breakdown some self-care stereotypes and discuss how they have compared themselves to others during the pandemic.

Spoken Word Performances #4

In this video is Hannah Owen and Billie-Joe Kelly.

 

Panel Talk #4: How To Be A Good Listener

Young Company members chat with Mike Nicol, Branch Director Chester Samaritans, about what makes a good listener and how to support others.

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