How we are continuing to support those suffering poor mental health through Covid19
At this time, perhaps more than ever, our mission to improve mental health and wellbeing through the creative arts feels both vital and urgent. We are taking several steps to ensure that we, to the best of our ability, continue to support those who need our services most. We have managed to secure some funding to continue a portion of our workshops online. We are actively seeking further funding to ensure that we can continue these workshops and expand our services.
Online Group Workshops
The workshops we provided up until lock down are to a large extent continuing online. We are endeavouring to make the experience of these workshops as much as possible as beneficial as in-person workshops. The workshops take place on zoom and include creative pursuits such as: Guitar, Painting, Japanese Crafts and Drama.
Isolation and loneliness are hugely impactful at the best of times and they are felt even more during lockdown. Our workshops are all paired with private facebook groups in which more general social interaction can happen in a safe space throughout the week.
It is crucial to us that our workshops are as inclusive as possible. If you can't get online, if you don't have art supplies or a guitar we have solutions to these problems. In those specifics instance and others we have been luck enough to secure funding to be able to provide the equipment and materials necessary. Alongside this our staff are ready to provide the necessary guidance to help people access our sessions.
Our Work in the Community
Theatre Nemo provides weekly workshops from our studio space in Glasgow. These workshops aim to give attendees an opportunity to learn in a safe and fun atmosphere. We offer a number of workshops in a diverse selection of creative skills. Click below for more information and to see which work shops are currently running.
Our Work in Schools
Theatre Nemo has a successful track record of working with schools to deliver creative workshops that both heightens pupils awareness of mental health and allows to explore there creativity while working towards exciting outcomes. Click below to find out more about what we offer.
I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with Theatre Nemo so far, working in the field of mental health is something I’ve always wanted to do. Theatre Nemo have been really welcoming. I am a qualified print maker and it has been great to be giving the freedom to pass that skill on and let others explore how fun it can be.Evie, Volunteer
Such great relationships were built up between our pupils and the theatre Nemo staff that there is already a real buzz about the next projectMrs Steel (Trinity High School)