Finlands Akademi
Namn Jäntti, Saara
Organisation JY
Projektets titel Theatre as a Tool to Recovery (THEATRE). Developing Theatre by and for Mental Health Care Service Users in the Context of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Housing Services
Beslutnr 304125
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
Finansiering 300 000
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
The THEATRE project explored the meanings of home for people living with mental health issues. It employd applied theatre as a means and method of investigating these meanings and as a tool to enhance the participants' recovery. On the basis of theatre workshops conducted by the participants in housing facility units, the group developed a performance, Skethces for Home, that revealed service users' hopes, dreams and experiences in regard to finding and maintaining home - and pointed to the gaps in social security and service provision that prevent them from doing so. The project also found ways to root arts-based practices within the organization providing housing facilities and rehabilitation, promoted discussion on the social situation of service users and enhanced the service users' chances of find employment by providing opportunities to show and practice their multiple talents and skills through the performance, networking and by hosting an international theatre festival.