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 project is currently launching a series of short films highlighting some of the experiences of young people in West Wales over lockdown.