CHANGING HEALTH • CHANGING LIVES
ACTING FOR HEALTH
Acting for Health serves the needs of patients, communities and healthcare professionals worldwide affected by poor health, disability, stigma and mental illness. Our unique theatre-based methodology has empowered participants to improve their knowledge & the way they feel about disease, disability or health-related stigma. Our innovative teaching methods empowers patients, communities and healthcare professionals take charge of their own lives.
How can we transform your world?
Diseases and health problems can have a deep and long lasting impact on patients. Acting for Health helps patients suffering from disability, stigma, mental health problems and blindness to restore confidence and develop the communication skills to overcome the disease burden.
Acting for Health uses innovative theatre and communication techniques to develop film and acting projects with communities, to share complex health messages, improve the understanding of disease, and alleviate stigma.
Acting for Health uses its unique theatre-based methology to improve healthcare professionals' confidence and communication skills to better understand and share complex health messages and work more closely and harmoniously with communities and patients.
Acting for Health uses the power of acting and creativity to tackle complex medical and global health challenges. We use a unique and powerful methodology, grounded in the Science of Acting and based on several years' work in the areas of disability and mental health, to help patients suffering from disease, their communities and also provide services to those working in the field: NGOs, Government Ministries, Pharmaceutical Companies...
Acting for Health engages and empowers patients to regain self confidence and their involvement and standing in society through participatory group projects using theatre and film, whatever their disability, disfigurement or mental health issue.
Acting for Health works with wider communities to find solutions and to convey and teach important and complex health messages to prevent stigma as well as foster an environment for the positive inclusion of NTD patients in communities.
Acting for Health works with healthcare professionals to teach the skills needed to support and communicate with patients and communities, and the skills needed to train healthcare colleagues.
At Acting for Health, we currently focus on:
• blindness & deaf-blindness
• mental health
• Neglected Tropical Diseases & diseases of poverty
• behaviour change
These conditions carry an immense toll on patients and communities, with many experiencing long-term burden and disability leading to social & economic exclusion, stigma and poor mental health.
Find out more about our framework and methods on our What We Do page and examples of our work on our Projects page.
Acting for Health
71-75, Shelton Street
London WC2H 9JQ