Mental Health Stories Project
Producer (Jan 2019 – Present )
GUST, Gloucestershire Archives and Strike A Light are delivering a year-long project in Gloucester exploring the history of mental health in the City. MENTALwill launch at the History Festival on Saturday 7th September 2019, at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester.
The aim of this exciting and innovative year-long project is to bring issues of mental health into the foreground, by exploring our past treatment of mental health to enable us to understand our present.
MENTALwill work with research teams unearthing stories from archive material that reveal personal and professional tales of mental health through the ages. Alongside this research will be a gathering across the city of contemporary mental health narratives.
This gathered material will be used to create a delicate, moving and immersive piece of performance theatre in September 2019 where a cast of professional and community actors will bring these stories to life.