Camlin in the Community partners YouthAction Northern Ireland shared the success of the ‘Domino’ project in a newly published report. The project was supported by Camlin and ran as a pilot from April to June this year aiming to address mental health issues faced by young people. The innovative theatre play used the creative arts as a way to unlock any stigma related to mental health problems, break down barriers and increase social inclusion. Maire Campbell, the play’s director says, ‘over 64 young people shared in a confidential space what are the main issues affecting them in their lives. We then used this information to formulate a show that was from young people for young people’.
The success and impact of the play is reflected in some of the feedback from audience and cast members.
The play and post-performance workshop toured Belfast and regional areas in Northern Ireland where 68% of the audience had no/little access to an arts venue or had never experienced live theatre before. A special VIP performance for the Camlin team was held on 5th June.
We are delighted to have supported Youth Action and the Domino project and look forward to future collaborations! You can read the full report below.