Consulting/Staff Training

NHS Mental Health Workshop

Exploring Perceptions of Mental Health

Creative Experts delivered a workshop for NHS Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The session explored perceptions of mental health through interactive and dramatic interpretations of participants’ thoughts and feelings.

The workshop was part of NHS Trust’s AGM and Open Day event at Manchester Town Hall. Participants were a mixture of NHS staff, volunteers and service users and, although everyone had different levels of experience, the group worked together brilliantly and participated in all the activities. The two Creative Experts facilitating the session used drama, visual arts and even Play-dough to explore the group’s perceptions of mental health.

A structure of ‘I Was/I Am/I Will’ was used as a running theme throughout the workshop, allowing participants to self-evaluate their journey during the session in a creative way. Those who took part commented at the end how much they had enjoyed the creative activities.

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