Comic Relief cash has enabled a north London social enterprise to make use of stand-up comedy to assist individuals’s psychological well being.
Head Held High’s Stand up for Yourself consists of six weekly workshops with adults who’ve been in contact with the charity Mind.
It helps members discover the humour in life while specializing in discovering path and constructing confidence.
Director and located Tash Alexander, who lives in Muswell Hill, stated: “We analyse how comedians talk which teaches us the right way to develop on a regular basis life expertise.
“At the tip of the programme, members current a five-minute stand-up comedy routine in entrance of a stay viewers. Participants learn to unlock creativity, overcome anxiousness and current with type and self-belief.
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“We’ve labored with a spread of teams together with disengaged younger individuals missing in motivation and path, some displaying unfavorable behaviour or on the verge of exclusion from faculty.”
The Islington-based social enterprise, based in 2013, has labored with ex-offenders and the long run unemployed.
“Outcomes have exceeded our expectations,” stated Tash. “After finishing the course we’ve seen people return to training, arrange their very own companies, have elevated conviction in their very own capability to maneuver ahead in a constructive approach.
“Social interplay throughout the group provides many members an actual sense of accomplishment.”
– Credit: Head Held High