Primary School Workshop - Undiagnosed Mental Health Issues
Does your school or community group struggle to talk openly about mental health? Are you looking for a unique way to kickstart the discussion? Mind Blank could be the experience you’ve been looking for!
Mind Blank uses theatre to as a mental health promotional tool. Our specially-designed award winning interactive show helps young people to identify signs and symptoms of mental health and help-seeking support.
We visit your school and perform our specially-designed interactive show. The story showcases a lived experience with mental ill-health, and asks students to consider what they would do in each scenario.
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Undiagnosed Mental Health/Poor Choices
If left untreated some mental health conditions can severely impact on a childs person’s development and life fulfilment (Connell et al., 2012).
The Story of Jayden Undiagnosed Mental Health/Poor Choices
Jayden’s home life is busy! He has two parents that are constantly at odds with each other. He also has heaps of aunties and uncles, friends and cousins that pop in to visit them, all the time. Things start to go pear shaped for Jayden when he starts falling behind in school. His teacher Miss Jansen wants to support him, but Jayden doesn’t know how to ask for help. By the end of the play he mixes with the wrong crowd of kids and ends up in trouble with the police.
This script explores early intervention support tactics to encourage students to identify community service support and the consequences of making poor choices.
Key Program Themes
- Identifying a safe space
- Conflict resolution skills
- Making choices