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Workshops - Mental Health Awareness
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MATRIX THEATRE
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed


Through two short plays we see how debilitating mental health illnesses can be and look at how we might be able to reduce the risk of suffering from certain ones. Our first play looks at the association and possible consequence of smoking cannabis in young adults, as it has been proved, that for some people, it acts as a catalyst in triggering the onset of psychosis and ultimately, schizophrenia. Within our play, a student starts to hear voices, whilst trying to carry on a conversation with their parent and friend. This play has been designed to create awareness and offer vital information to students, so they have relevant information to make informed decisions.

Our second play looks at the effects of prolonged drug use, the use of more powerful drugs and how the drugs on the street are not 'pure', causing our sufferer to develop full blown schizophrenia. We enter a world where voices manifest themselves and delusions become reality. In the supposed security of our sufferer's home, the voices appear out of the television and radio and confuse and confound. Who does one believe?  
Will the voices control our sufferer, or will they eventually be able to control the voices.

Our team also provide plays on eating disorders and bi-polar. Please let us know if you would like us to tailor our plays to suit your day.

These Mental Health Awareness plays are designed for young adults and students and were originally performed for Mental Health Week in Epsom in association with Continuing Needs Service, CAMHS and Surrey Mental Health.