Curriculum for Life
M6 has created a digital version of three live performances and facilitated workshops that toured to Rochdale secondary schools from 2016 -2019.
Clueless raises awareness of emotional and mental health issues and serious self-harm.
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.
Crossing the Line explores issues of identity, belonging and exploitation for a seventeen year old lad in a seemingly impossible situation.
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.
Clueless by Mary Cooper have been commissioned by NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG in partnership with Pennine Care NHS and Healthy Young Minds Rochdale.
Crossing the Line by Parvez Qadir has been funded by the Home Office Building Stronger Britain Together in partnership with Breaking Barriers.
“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