Drama, Training and Development
We use drama to create training and resources to help people to think differently about disabled people, what they have to offer.
We work with partners to tailor services to their staff or client group.
Our Drama Group
We run weekly sessions for two drama groups. The groups focus on different skills that not only help people learn about drama and acting, but also help people with things like, communication, listening to others and being more confident. The drama group have been involved in lots of exciting things, like making our films and delivering training.
We are working towards being able to offer people who come to drama the chance to get a qualification. We also want to be able to have things like summer schools and weekend courses in the future.
The groups run in four terms and there is a small charge to come. We think that having people in our groups with different skills means that everyone can learn from each other. Everyone is welcome at our drama groups whether they have a disability or not.
Have a look at our film above to see some of the work that Inclusion Gloucestershire does with its Drama Group
If you are interested in finding out more about joining one of our groups, or would like to support the groups as a volunteer please contact us here
We have made lots of films about things like staying healthy, internet safety and mental ill health. Keep an eye on our Youtube channel for our new films and don’t forget to like and share the films that are already there.
If you have a project about disabilities or mental ill health that needs an interesting, exciting and informative short film please get in touch. You can contact us here
Forum Theatre Training
Forum Theatre is an amazing way of looking at difficult situations and finding ways of changing what happens using live theatre. This means that teams, organisations and groups can learn in a more hands on way.
We made forum theatre training on self-neglect for professionals at the 2018 Safeguarding Adults Roadshows and took our community-based workshops on bereavement to groups around Gloucestershire. We have just finished training staff from GP surgeries about Annual Health Checks and `reasonable adjustments`.
We have created workshops based on the films we made at our live performances. These workshops give people the chance to work together to think about the difficult situations shown in the film and how they might create more positive endings for the characters if they were in that situation.
To see a video about Forum Theatre please click the picture to the left. Or check out our film ‘Making Adjustments’ here
For more information about drama-based training, contact us here
Training for you and your teams
We can develop and deliver training specific to your needs, across a wide range of subjects related to disability and mental ill health awareness.
All of our training is created and delivered alongside people with lived experience of disability and/or mental ill health.
If you would like to talk to us about your training needs please contact us here
Children and young people
We deliver inspiring workshops in schools and youth settings to help young people find a voice and have their stories heard. You can see a short film about the work we did with our Act it Out project here.
We also worked with young people to make a film about internet safety which you can see here and we are working on four short films about the transition to adulthood
We have created a resource pack for groups wishing to engage with disabled children and young people.
If you are interested in finding out more about our workshops, films or resource pack for young people, contact us here.