Curriculum for Life
M6 has created a digital version of two live performances and facilitated workshops that toured to Rochdale secondary schools from 2016 -2018.
Clueless raises awareness of emotional and mental health issues and serious self-harm. View
Hench looks at what it means to be strong and how, for boys and young men, being strong may not always be the best way to stay well. View
Cost: Free for Rochdale schools, fee highly subsidised for schools outside of Rochdale.
The resources are intended to be used by professionals working with young people aged 13+ and consist of two interlinked elements:
- An intimate, emotionally charged, single voice play which provides a powerful stimulus to provoke meaningful and important peer discussion around the issues of emotional and mental health.
- An accompanying facilitators pack, which has a range of follow up activities designed to explore the issues raised within the drama and provides professionals with an opportunity to signpost their young people to the pastoral support available within their own setting, as well as specialist mental health support services.
A third digital performance, Crossing the Line by Parvez Qadir, explores issues of identity, belonging and exploitation for a seventeen year old lad in a seemingly impossible situation. Funded by the Home Office Building Stronger Britain Together, in partnership with Breaking Barriers, this resource can be found here
Clueless by Mary Cooper has been commissioned by NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG in partnership with Pennine Care NHS and Healthy Young Minds Rochdale.
Hench by Mary Cooper was researched with young people in the North West, supported by Healthy Young Minds and funded by NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
“This innovative multi-agency partnership project, made in Rochdale, keeps the authentic voices of local young people centre stage. We do well to listen and learn from them.” Gail Hopper, Director of Children’s Services, RMBC