Mindset Revolution: Resources
Strengthening Youth Voice on Youth Mental Health
Legislative Theatre is an incredibly powerful participatory approach for improving people’s lives by developing policy and practice through a performance based on people’s lived experiences. It was developed in Latin America by Augusto Boal in the 1990s.
In our project, the play is led and developed by young people in Greater Manchester, based on their lived experiences of mental health issues.
Charlie, Juliet, Lee and Ummay trained as LT facilitators with our partner Katy Rubin. We then recruited new young people to work with them and develop this amazing play, Mask to Break!
The Mindset Revolution project is led by the University of Birmingham (Sonia Bussu) in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (James Duggan, Zarah Eve), Katy Rubin, Youth Focus North West, Platoniq Foundation, 42nd Street, Reform Radio, and GM-iThrive, with funding from Royal Society for the Arts and UKRI.
This Legislative Theatre event was led by four young people involved in the earlier Optimistic Minds project, who went on to participate in facilitation training with Katy Rubin throughout the winter of 2023. These youth facilitators have been working with a new cast of young peo...