WHAT WE DO

Acting for Health uses innovative theatre and creative skills to address complex public health problems including neglected tropical diseases, mental health, disability and behaviour change by working with patients, communities and healthcare providers. The aim is to use communication and confidence-building tools to increase awareness and understanding of disease and disability, ultimately reducing stigma and disease burden.

We work with:

Patients: improve understanding of their condition; raise self-esteem; build bridges with their community

Communities: develop the understanding of diseases; accelerate the inclusion of patients in their communities; communicate complex health and behaviour change messages in an innovative and engaging manner. 

Healthcare professionals: improve communication skills and confidence to share complex public health messages; transmit important public health messages in an engaging manner; train the trainers

Global health stakeholders, NGOs, companies: improve the understanding of patients, the communities and healthcare providers' needs and effective communication strategies to provide support them and tailor healthcare messages

Acting for Health engages and empowers patients to regain self confidence and their standing in society through participatory group projects drawn from theatre and acting, despite their disability or disfigurement.

 

Acting for Health also works with wider communities 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 also works with healthcare professionals to teach the skills needed to support patients as well as to pass on the skills needed to train healthcare colleagues.    

Through developing skills in creative and independent thinking, as well as communication and understanding others, our participants gain and develop confidence, self-esteem, appreciation & understanding of others, optimism and inspiration and the ability to express themselves.

"This week was like a mind-explosion, you have changed our lives" 

Participant in project with children with disabilities in Russia

This happens either through workshops, one-to-one activities or through theatre and film productions, on small or large scale.

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Through participatory group projects drawn from theatre and acting, Acting for Health engages and empowers patients to regain self confidence and their standing in society despite their disability or disfigurement, as well as teach wider communities about important and complex health messages to prevent stigma.

 

Acting for Health also works with healthcare professionals to teach the skills needed to support patients as well as to pass on the skills needed to train healthcare colleagues.  

 

Currently, our methodology focuses on blindness, disability; mental health; neglected tropical diseases and behaviour change.

THEATRE

OF JOY

Together with the patients or the target community, we create an entire theatre or film project where we train the participants and direct them in high-quality productions.

courses

Our short & longer term courses can address specific topic areas over a series of sessions. They are informative, interactive and innovative workshops which offer support and development in areas. 

media

We offer support for your campaign with our plays, films and documentaries. Through our experience working with ‘non- actors’, we bring relevant populations into projects, thus building credibility and authenticity. We o er creative support and are open to all project ideas. 

train the trainer

Our unique methodology is proven to empower change and foster positive communication. The training is designed in a way that it enables others to apply these teaching methods in their daily environment and create their own projects.

consultancy

Moreover, our methodology is transferable into a wide variety of areas and we offer customised consulting. With our deep understanding of social contracts, we can consult on policy and strategies for inclusion, integration, socialisation, development, rehabilitation etc.  

Let's talk

Book an initial consultation here with Acting for Health to discuss the many ways in which we can help you.