Dancing into recovery
Thanks to generous donations, young adults accessing Early Intervention in Psychosis Services have been taking part in the innovative dance-led scheme, The Alchemy Project. The project aims to support the young people in their recovery alongside their existing treatment programmes.
The dance intervention has proved very successful for its participants. Clinically, wellbeing has measured to have improved significantly, and personally, lots of positive feedback has been received.
The project runs for four weeks, with groups of twelve young adults and six peer mentors. Participants have lessons in contemporary dance, intensively learning and rehearsing an original dance work. At the end of the four weeks participants perform the piece to family and friends, allowing their loved ones see them in a different light and for them to all celebrate their achievements together.