New Freelance Opportunity at Lewisham Youth Theatre: Mental Health Creative/Drama Practitioner

We are seeking a creative practitioner with training and experience in the mental health field to work alongside LYT’s Step Up Programme Manager on our Day-Time Life Skills project for young people aged 16-24. 

Apply by 9th September 2019

Open Until:

Posted: 09/03/2019

Skills and Qualifications


· Training in using creativity in a therapeutic environment (e.g. art or drama therapy qualification)

· Experience of leading creative sessions with teenagers and young adults (ages 14-24)

· Understanding of mental health services and support available to young people

· Ability to work collaboratively with other delivery staff

· Ability to work sensitively with young people in group and one-to-one activities

· Ability to evaluate own work and adjust plans to meet the needs of the group



· Understanding of current mental health practice with young people, specifically in Lewisham

· Links with Lewisham CAMHS or other mental health provision

· Experience of working in a youth theatre and/or professional theatre context


 See attached brief for full details


To Apply

Please send an Expression of Interest to stepup@lewishamyouththeatre.com

The Expression of Interest should include:

· A CV

· A short covering letter (1 side A4) explaining how your skills and experience will contribute to the role

Please send your expression of interest as soon as possible, and before 9th September 2019. We plan to hold initial informal interviews with shortlisted candidates in September, followed by a practical interview with our young people.

For More Information: If you have questions, or for an informal chat about the project / role, please contact Emma Hewitt on 020 8690 3428 / stepup@lewishamyouththeatre.com

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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