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The benefits of our work for qualified clinical psychologists

Our work often includes clinical psychologists from both Uganda and the UK. However, their involvement is as much about them learning as it is for everyone else involved. Will and Jo talk about what they have gained from being members of Sharing Stories as qualified clinical psychologists.

The huge value of trainee clinical psychologists in our work

We were recently providing an introduction to our work to encourage Lancaster University trainee clinical psychologists to get involved in our collaborative work on mental health in Uganda and the UK. This great video of Eddie and Kim gives an introduction to the value of having trainees involved!

Sharing Stories and Odd Arts; reflections on 2018
Back in 2016, Sharing Stories joined forces with Odd Arts to pilot a Forum Theatre project in Manchester and Liverpool. After the success of these events, we spent the next two years working hard to secure grants, fundraise, plan, and organise a Forum Theatre project in Uganda. This took place in July 2018.
Sharing Stories and Odd Arts - Forum Theatre Workshops Day 3 - The Performance!
After a long evening of planning and debriefing (with a slight break for Becky’s critical appraisal of the implicit association task…not quite sure how we got onto that one), we were up early again on Wednesday for the final day of our Forum Theatre workshop.
Sharing Stories and Odd Arts - Forum Theatre Workshops Day 2

Today was always going to be a tough day, as we had lots to get through to start to pull together the content for the performance tomorrow. Obviously there is always time for a warm up game or two to get us moving and thinking; today involved use of mime to act out “What’s in the box?” and Jo’s favourite, a ‘sneaky swap’ exercise.

Sharing Stories and Odd Arts - Forum Theatre Workshops Day 1
Today saw the start of our Forum Theatre workshops in Kampala; a joint venture between Sharing Stories and Odd Arts, supported by MAITS. For the uninitiated, Forum Theatre is a set of techniques designed to produce a drama performance; the characters, the script and the themes of the performance are produced collaboratively between participants and facilitators.