Posted By MatthewWoodford
Posted on: September 12, 2015

Posted in: Past Projects

Tags: anxiety, app, intrepid ensemble, mental health, schools, silent secret, stress, technology, wellbeing, workshops, young people

Past Project: Silent Secret

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Silent Secret

Intrepid Ensemble and app developers Silent Secret collaborated on a project to improve mental health in young people.

A series of workshops combined drama and technology. The aim was to help young people be more resilient to stress and anxiety. The program focused on positive prevention by building coping skills.

As part of the Government’s efforts for early intervention with mental health, the project was awarded substantial funding to carry out the workshops.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “I’m delighted to give this injection of support to the voluntary sector, which offers life-changing services to children and their families. This was a highly competitive process and every bid given money today has shown that they will put the funds to great use.”

Artistic director of Intrepid Ensemble Matthew Woodford said, “Technology and drama are both accessible ways of getting young people thinking about mental health, so we developed an innovative method of combining them. Young people will experiment with different ways of being and alternative behaviours – enabling them to deeply reflect on the issues, and develop their thinking around mental health.”

If your school would like to sign up for a workshop, then please contact mail [at]


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