Takin' Over the Asylum

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
Time: 4-6pm
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.