Happystorm is committed to using theatre to get people talking.
Our work comes out of exploring the common issues that affect people in our local and wider communities.
One important aspect of this is the vast area of mental health which, like physical health, can change over time depending on our experiences.
Anyone can go through difficulties, trauma or mental distress. These are things that cross all boundaries: culture, gender, age, sexuality and social or economic background.
Our most recent production The Crypt Project explores the experience of living with addiction.
Addiction can be linked to mental distress and can begin as a way to cope with difficulties and painful experiences. Having an addiction problem can be isolating and it can feel frightening to think about changing or to consider getting help and support. Addictions are often kept hidden from others and it can be hard to imagine telling someone. It is often a fear of being judged that makes it difficult to say what is really going on in our lives.
Happystorm hopes to keep the conversations going to reduce the stigma surrounding these issues.
There is support and advice available through helplines, online information and support groups.
08457 909090 or email email@example.com
24 hr helpline for support and advice and crisis help.
0300 123 3393 infoline
Mind is a UK charity publishing information on all aspects of mental health. There are links to local services and help-lines.
0845 769 7555
Alcoholics Anonymous provide support groups for people experiencing problems with drinking.
0161 976 5000 Manchester branch
Gamblers Anonymous offer support groups and information to people experiencing problems with gambling.
NHS Direct can give you information on local GP’s Accident and Emergency departments, medical advice and how to contact your local social services.
Consumer credit society.
Get free anonymous debt advice. Helpline open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm
0808 800 2222
Formerly parentline plus.
Get advice and support with all aspects of family life.
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