AMETHYST

is a Small World Theatre project. We run workshops for young people who have experienced issues around self-harm, anxiety, depression, low confidence and low self-esteem. Amethyst also works with young people more broadly around emotional well-being.

Amethyst prioritises creating a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space. We model kindness, empathy, honesty and integrity. Using techniques from ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ such as forum theatre and image theatre, elements of Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Neuroscience, games and exercises, we promote well-being and improve mental health. We work from the onset with each group to negotiate a clear, ongoing contract involving all members.

This page is the latest project information and developments. If you’d like to know more, or have someone who you think would benefit from Amethyst support, please contact us.

NEWS

6th Form Mentoring Training

Amethyst has recently been awarded funding to work with groups of 6th formers in Ceredigion to train them in peer mentoring. We are working closely with two schools in order to deliver this programme as soon as it is safe to work within the school premises. To find out more, please contact Deri deri@smallworld.org.uk

Past Amethyst Programmes

Ambassadors for Connect to Kindness

Amethyst has joined the campaign to take action and ‘Connect to Kindness’ in the communities of Ceredigion.

The five key messages are:

Kindness is for everyone – kindness is inclusive, it knows no barriers or discrimination and is for everyone
Kindness is good for you – medical research has proven that being kind and, receiving kindness has a positive physical effect on us.
Kindness connects us – it brings us together and helps us share
Kindness protects us – it has been proven that being kind and receiving kindness helps us to live longer, happier lives
Kindness is inspiring – When others are kind, we are more likely to be kind ourselves

Please find out more on the website connectceredigion.org.uk