Workshop Leader Training

What is the Creative Workshop Training Project?

This project will train you in all aspects of how to use drama workshops to help young people develop better mental health & wellbeing. You will learn the skills need to plan, devise and lead and develop a workshop programme. The project will be led by Lydia Newman, a professionally trained workshop leader and mentor. You will receive:

  • 12 days of training – 3 days per week, October to November 2022 (You will receive food and travel expenses)
  • PAID work experience delivering workshops in schools (November 2022)
  • Safeguarding, health & safety, equalities and mental health first aid training
  • Support to create and deliver your own workshop themed around mental health and wellbeing
  • Level 3 AQA Accreditation
  • Mentoring: One-to-One advice to help you identify and access next step opportunities, for example help with applications and interview preparation

You will be required to take part in 2 days of evaluation at the end of the project.

Who is the project for?

This training is for those who already have some experience of creative projects and want to take the next step on their professional journey to being creative facilitators.

We are recruiting 8 young creatives aged 18-25 from Lewisham. (If you currently live in a neighbouring borough but previously lived/went to school in Lewisham, please apply.)
We want to recruit an ethnically diverse group of trainees, with an understanding of the mental health issues faced by our participants.

We encourage candidates from Global Majority backgrounds and those with lived experience of mental health issues. (This might be experience of your own, or dealing with mental health issues amongst those who are close to you.)

This project is funded by the Baring Foundation as part of their Creatively Minded, Ethnically Diverse Programme and Lewisham Council.

When will the project take place?

Deadline for applications is 26th September 2022.
Interview workshops will take place in the week beginning 3rd October.
The training programme will take place 3 days a week from 10th October to the end of November 2022.

Where will the training take place?

We will run the project from LYT’s Creative Hub – 144 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JG (next to Superdrug)

Will I get paid?

You will receive expenses for food and travel for the 12 days of training and 2 evaluation days. You will receive payment for the workshops you create and deliver in Lewisham Schools, paid at London Living Wage.

Once trained, you will also be offered paid work experience on LYT project, where you will be able to put into practice your skills supported by our professional workshop facilitators..

If you are eligible for the ‘Inspire Lewisham’ initiative, you may be able to receive payment while you  train.

How do I apply

To register your interest in this project, find out more and apply please contact Subira on 07960 095 064 or by email.

              We can offer support to help you apply. Closing date: 19th September 2022.