The mental health of our audiences and visitors is paramount.
Sometimes we stage works that are challenging, provocative or works that may have content, themes or even effects that could impact the mental health of those experiencing it. Here are some words that might help you support the mental health of your audiences and visitors.
If you choose to utilise the flyer or these phrases at your performance space, we recommend having it available during shows with triggering content, or on hand to give to people whenever you feel they may benefit from it, rather than having it out and about all the time.
We hope this helps support the mental health and wellbeing of our wonderful audiences. Special thanks to Dr. Alison Robb for her expert assistance in developing the phrasing of the flyer.
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The performing arts have the power to move, excite, challenge, inspire and affect us.
We trust that you will take care of yourself, including your mental health and wellbeing when experiencing the magic of theatre.
If your engagement with the arts has triggered something for you or otherwise affected your mental health or wellbeing, please seek support.
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