RTG Online Webinar: Mental heath in Youth Theatre


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Friday 14 August 2020 at 13:00 - 14:00

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RTG Online Webinar: Mental health and Youth Theatre



Diagnosable emotional disorders like depression and anxiety in young people have risen in the UK. Youth Theatre practitioners are often called upon to recognise and support young people’s mental health to ensure safe and accessible spaces. This webinar will discuss what young people might be going through under lockdown, and how Youth Theatre can support them. There will be opportunity for Q&A.


Lou Platt

Lou has worked for 16 years working as a qualified & registered integrative therapist, clinical supervisor and independent theatre maker/performer. Lou’s work strives to enable artists to take radical care of their mental health and wellbeing, but to also reach and maintain their fullest creative potential. Lou has worked as an Artist Wellbeing Practitioner within theatre, film, TV, dance, visual arts and the music industry.


Bianka Kuhn

YoungMinds are a charity leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They ensure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. We’re joined by Bianka Kuhn, Head of Service Design and Participation. Bianka designs ways for young people to be heard at a local and national level, and in the services they use and is a HCPC registered Dramatherapist.

Chinonyerem Odimba 

Chinonyerem is an award-winning playwright who has written for Talawa Theatre, Theatre Centre, Hampstead Theatre, Clean Break, BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4. As part of the Revolution Mix project with Eclipse Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic, Chinonyerem wrote The Princess & The Hustler, which toured the UK. Her play Unknown Rivers is a testament to the extraordinary powers of female friendship dealing with turmoil, trauma and hardship. Her National Theatre Connections plays, The Sweetness of the Sting, is a fantastical story which looks at what it means to be young and disconnected from nature, and your identity. 


These events have been subsidised by NAYT to make them financially accessible, and tailored to suit making work in a digital and socially distanced context.

Workshops take place on Zoom, and a link will be sent the day before the event. Participants must have their own Zoom account.

If you have access requirements, or require BSL interpretation please contact us at [email protected]