AMETHYST is run by Small World Theatre from its venue in Cardigan. Amethyst uses an unique combination of techniques to look at our relationships to ourselves, others in our lives and society and to find positive solutions for the problems we face. Equally important to the content, is the space we provide which is safe, supportive and non-judgemental. Our priority is that the young people we work with feel listened to, can express themselves and can explore their thoughts and feelings safely.
Feedback from the participants is that working in this way makes them feel listened to and gives them positive ways to explore their feelings and to express themselves. Participants from the project also report an increase in confidence and self-esteem.
Prior to setting up Amethyst, Small World Theatre worked with the Amber project in Cardiff. Small World Theatre experienced working with young people who were experiencing issues around self-harm, anxiety, depression and bullying. The Amber project also reached out to marginalised groups such as young people from care, homeless young people, LGB, transgender and non-binary young people. Amethyst delivers similar workshops through a highly successful working model in West Wales.