Take A Minute success at the Pleasance
Posted on: 17 October 2017
Written by: Vicky Ream
The show was based on a series of interviews and workshops facilitated by Cardboard Citizens with people affected by suicide. This was the first stage in the process to see how Forum Theatre can help to explore and raise awareness of mental health issues. The audience were invited to give suggestions on how we could take this model forwards and their thoughts on the content. We were overwhelmed by the positive and constructive audience feedback we received both through the discussion, Forum, feedback forms and social media.
Thanks @CardboardCitz for such an important play about mental health last night! And the following discussion that we all need to have— Lina Swoboda (@LinaSwoboda) October 13, 2017
Audience feedback included -
“It made me more sure that every single thing helps no matter how ‘small’ it might be.”
“Notice more, talk more, listen more.”
“I was already aware of male suicide effecting a huge percentage of our population, but it has made me more aware of specific signs and issues and possible ways of approaching people who may be suffering.”
The evening ended with a panel discussion with Lynette Charles (CEO of MIND in Harringey), Stuart Mullins (Associate Director of Cardboard Citizens), Andre Skeete (Actor and Cardboard Citizens Member), Alex Jones (Writer and Actor) and Professor David Mosse (Chair of Haringey Suicide Prevention Group).
With thanks to