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Inspired by Refugee Week’s 2022 theme of healing


awareness of the stigma and guilt often preventing us
from accessing mental health support. Using drama
as a creative tool to tackle issues including isolation,
shame and fear we will together share our concerns

in a safe, sensitive and fun space.

A series of weekly workshops will take places starting
in September led by trained World Stages Now
facilitators with lived experience and will lead to
wider sharing of performances in the community.

Together, Overcoming Stigma is supported by


World Stages Now has been proud to be part of the Southampton Refugee
Community for over nine years producing new plays annually in
celebration of Refugee week. Projects include Theatre for Change funded
by The Guardian working with primary school children making theatre
about migration. Performances have happened on professional stages with
Make it So Festival at NST, FGM awareness day with SAWA and Yellow
Door, West Quay for International Womens Day, in front of Albion Towers
for The Good Neighbour project and inside the Houses of Parliament with
Behind Closed Doors. We have just finished an original film Okay Lets
Talk produced in collaboration with Solent University exploring Black
Lives Matter. .....We won’t stop as long as there are voices to be heard and
issues to be expressed!
As Volunteers we.......
Respect each other’s opinions.
Work in an open, honest and considerate way.
Communicate clearly with each other and our partners.
Show Commitment to the project.
Make empathy our guiding principal.
Stay curious and creative.
If you you would like more information in how to be involved in
our next project Together, Overcoming Stigma please get in
touch through our web site email or phone 07979503398.
Past Collaborations include AMC, British Red Cross, SCC, The Edge Fund, CLEAR,
SWVG, City of Sanctuary Southampton, Yellow Door, SAWA

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