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.

New season’s programme 2022

Starting 10/2/22. 18 – 25 year olds. Working with art and therapeutic practices, Amethyst offers the chance to be creative as well as to talk. Free places – booking now.

Starting in February. Amethyst project is launching two new Support Programmes for parents/guardians whose young people are recently affected by mental health problems. These programmes will be designed around the needs of the participants and run online for parents/guardians in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. The groups will be small and free of charge. Find out more

March performance online. Parents/Guardians! An opportunity to watch a new piece of legislative theatre and to take part in a discussion around the issues raised.

Immediate start. Join the existing Parent/Guardian support group and meet others who have similar experiences to share, once a week online.

Amethyst has been working with 6th formers to train them in peer support. The training is informed by and designed in collaboration with the participants, who have been learning how to listen to and support younger pupils safely.

Following the success of our lockdown films in 2021, Amethyst is working with older teenagers to continue the filmmaking project.

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

Past project work