Making a Big Fuss

Theatre/conference design/training commission for Cornwall Mental Health Promotion and Cornwall Early Intervention Team.


Working with six young people known to the Early Intervention Team, Cornwall, we worked for two months to design, script, build and create an immersive theatre performance that galvanised this conference for professionals.


Transformation: feedback was extraordinarily positive, with health trainers, social workers and children’s service professionals sating that it was one of the most memorable and effective training days they’d ever attended.  Subsequent referrals to the Early Intervention Team were significantly boosted.  An impact report undertaken by the commissioners noted that the effects on the young people taking part were profound, and the project significantly boosted recovery of social and communication skills, and feelings of wellbeing, after what were often very traumatic psychotic experiences.