Invictus Raising awareness around Adversity, Resilience & Mental Health
“I was particularly impressed by the content and the delivery by the cast. It was just the right mix of message and humour and spot on the money regarding the key messages”.
– Vice Principal, Coleraine Grammar School, Northern Ireland
Soon after ‘Invictus’ piloted in early 2020 the world as we know it changed. For all of us Covid-19 brought concerns around danger, safety and the need to protect ourselves, our families, our loved ones and our friends. For some young people this period of enforced lockdown and social isolation had a massive impact by adding to pre-existing traumas and adversities. For others the global pandemic brought new experiences of change, grief, loss, trauma, toxic stress, anxiety and adversity.
For everyone there was a social disconnect. A requirement for physical distancing, a fracturing of the unwritten rules and conventions by which we run our lives and an atmosphere of fear and anxiety that has led to potentially damaging social and emotional isolation. We realised that the messages richard mille rm 56 01 replica that were in the pilot of ‘Invictus’ are now more important and essential than ever.
The play was developed in consultation with young people, youth, social and health workers and psychologists and tells the stories of Amy, a young girl experiencing domestic abuse in her household, Jonny, a young man involved in County Lines and Michael, a young man suffering from neglect.
AlterEgo’s aims, as an early intervention as part of a whole system approach, to use the power of simple story-telling techniques to create a safe, contained environment with aesthetic distance to:-
- Raise awareness of the differing forms of childhood adversity
- Inspire hope and resilience amongst young people that may be experiencing adversity in their lives
- Introduce and discuss Emotional Intelligence
- Introduce and discuss the skills and behaviours that can help young people successfully navigate a whole host of critical life moments
- Sign-post where young people can go to for help and advice.
Running Time 50 minutes
Get In 1 hr
Get Out 15 mins
Cast Size 3
Performance Space 4m x 4m
Staging Ground Level – End On
- Young People (year 7+)
- Parents, carers, teachers & professionals working with young people