Dance project for S2 pupil work­shop on men­tal health

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

A dance project to help young peo­ple open up about men­tal health is be­ing held in Tay­side schools this month.

How We Feel is be­ing de­liv­ered as part of a part­ner­ship be­tween NHS Tay­side and Dundee and An­gus Col­lege dance stu­dents, led by course co-or­di­na­tor Lisa Bibby.

The tar­get au­di­ence is mainly S2 pupils, who of­ten strug­gle with the tran­si­tion to be­ing a teenager and its as­so­ci­ated pres­sures.

Pupils first watch a per­for­mance, then take part in work­shops where they can learn parts of the dance, dis­cuss is­sues and are able to ask ques­tions of health ex­perts.

The project has been run­ning for the past 18 years and is said to be an on­go­ing suc­cess.

Dundee and An­gus Col­lege’s sec­ond year HNC Con­tem­po­rary Dance stu­dents are seen in re­hearsals for the How We Feel per­for­mance.

Pic­tures: Kim Cess­ford.

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