At Dead Earnest, we feel that we can make a positive impact within the Health Sector. We work with patients, families, carers and health care professionals, using the arts to promote well-being. We do this in a variety of ways, whether it be through providing role play environments for trainee doctors, to producing bespoke theatre pieces to encourage debate and reflection about work practise within the NHS.
We create safe and comfortable environments in which people can rehearse new strategies for coping with all the challenges ill health can present. We create forums where service users and professionals can air their views and discuss resolutions. We build accurate and engaging environments where medical staff can discuss the best ways of treating their patients. We find ways for service users to share their experience to improve health care provision.
"Your ability to create a safe and friendly space, which enabled a large group of people of very differing backgrounds to engage, contribute and feel valued, was extraordinary. Your energy and focus made the whole day work”
Dr James Munro, Patient Opinion
Clients include The General Medical Council, NHS England, Macmillan Cancer, Mind, MS Society to name just a few.
We also provide drama workshops for service users. Our approach is flexible and supports the needs of participants. We enjoy delivering projects and workshops with children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and people with mental health problems. We work from the premise that we all have the capabilities to be creative, and that the process of creativity improves self esteem and confidence, not to mention being loads of fun!
"The drama workshops were better and more effective for me and my well being than any medicine or counselling I've ever had" Participant
Our extensive experience and feedback from work within the Health sector clearly shows that the arts is a powerful medium that can benefit all types of stake holders.