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 Angela Michaels, a professionally trained director, workshop leader and mentor. You will receive:

  • 12 days of training – 3 days per week, February – March 2024 (You will receive food and travel expenses)
  • PAID work experience delivering workshops in schools (March 2024)
  • Safeguarding, health & safety, equalities and mental health first aid training
  • Support to create and deliver your own workshop themed around mental health and wellbeing
  • Qualification in Mental Health First Aid Awareness and 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 an evaluation day 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 or surrounding boroughs.
We are particularly looking for trainees who are not currently in full-time employment, education or training. 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 an understanding of the needs of Lewisham young people.

This project is funded by the Skinners’ Charity Foundation.

When will the project take place?

Deadline for applications is 2nd February 2024.
Interview workshops will take place in the week beginning 12th February.
The training programme will take place 3 days a week from 19th February to the end of March 2024, with an evaluation day in early April.

Where will the training take place?

We will run the project from LYT’s Creative Hub – 436 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JL

Will I get paid?

You will receive expenses for food and travel for the 12 days of training and 1 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..

How do I apply?


Closing date: 2nd February 2024. 

The ‘apply here’ link above will take you to a google form, which will help us get to know you better. In the past, trainees have told us that they might not feel confident to fill in an application form. If this is you, WE STILL WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

If you find it difficult to fill in the online application for any reason, contact us and we’ll support you to fill in the form.

Questions? Want support? Or want to find out more? Contact Subira on 07960 095 064 or by email.