Takin’ Over the Asylum
Young Peoples' Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts Symposium
We are delighted to be hosting the Young Peoples' Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts Symposium on Thursday 21 March
The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in partnership with The Lyceum, Lisa Nicoll Productions and the University of Stirling invite you to an afternoon of talks from a variety of speakers on the topic of Young Peoples' Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts.
This free event will culminate in the premiere of 'Stolen Promises', a short film drama produced by Lisa Nicoll and developed with and starring young people from the Armadale Youth Space in West Lothian. This event is in conjunction with The Lyceum theatre's production of Takin' over the Asylum. Both the film and play have story lines that explore mental health and wellbeing and show how the arts and health can be brought together for a wide audience.
Confirmed speakers include Billy Watson, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Association For Mental Health, Donna Franceschild, the writer of Takin' Over the Asylum, Mark Thomson, the Lyceum's Artistic Director, Wendy Halliday, the Programme Manager for Mental Health Improvement at NHS Health Scotland and Lisa Nicoll, the filmmaker. A reception will be held afterwards, providing the opportunity to network and chat with the speakers and the young people involved in the film.
This event is open to everyone and will be particularly relevant for those who work with young people, in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or in the arts.
Further information, including the full programme and speakers available at www.scphrp.ac.uk
If you would like to see Takin’ Over the Asylum by Donna Franceschild after the Mental Health Symposium on the 21st March, the Lyceum is happy to offer £5 off your ticket price*. Just book online using promo code symposium or ask for the discount over the phone or in person at the Box Office. One discount applies per ticket and a £1 transaction fee will be applicable. Book online now.
Symposium tickets: FREE but ticketed - If you are only booking tickets for the Symposium, please contact the Box Office directly on 0131 248 4848.
Date: Thursday 21 March
Where: Lyceum Theatre
Further screenings of Stolen Promises
There will be additional screenings of the short film Stolen Promises before the performances of Takin' Over the Asylum on Thursday 28 March at 6pm and Wednesday 3 April at 1.30pm.
These screenings are FREE.