North Tyneside Carers’ Centre have worked hard in response to young carers needs and secured funding for a therapeutic practitioner to work with children and young people who are experiencing difficulties. This may include but is not limited to; emotional, social or behaviour difficulties including mental health concerns. It is available to young carers aged from 5-25 years.

Drama therapy is a form of psychotherapy which specifically employs drama, theatre and other alternative creative mediums to enable the young person to work through their presenting difficulties. Drama therapy can be accessible for anyone who seeks to explore the difficulties in an alternative way. Drama therapy can be accessed via Family Support work usually following 1:1 support with a Family Support Worker, it may then be agreed with the young person and family that drama therapy would be the next step.

Drama therapy can enable a young person to access an array of creative mediums to help them, explore, express and transform.

Mediums include: talking & listening, role play, art, mask work, puppetry, small object work and much more.

Please speak to your/your young persons Family Support Worker if you believe this may be of benefit, and would like to explore how drama therapy could help you.