A theatre production focussed on the lived experience of people in the community with mental illness will be on show later this year.
The show is supported by local mental healthcare providers and will be based on real stories from real people within the community. It will highlight the challenges faced by people with mental health conditions and use these as the basis for songs, poetry, comedy and spoken word.
It is one of four local grants approved by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) under the Well-being Grants to support Farming Communities. The initiative is funded by the Federal Government and is part of the Empowering Our Communities project which was introduced as one of a number of measures implemented to support communities affected by drought.
James Daley, Lead Creative Developer for Trybal Productions, said the aim of the show is to enhance the social and emotional well-being of both the participants of and those who come to view the show.
“The project has the potential to help reduce the feeling of isolation and provides opportunities for informal and formal support. It will be fun and nurturing, and will help to build the resilience needed to sustain people through hard times,” he said.
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