Mental health and wellbeing is beginning to get spoken about a lot more often in the arts nowadays but too often this is focused on those on stage and not behind the scenes. This session, facilitated by Arts Practitioner and Personal Development Coach Pat O’Toole, aims to explore how we can better support backstage staff and create a positive work environment for everyone concerned.
This session is aimed at production managers and crew, producers, directors and anyone responsible for the wellbeing of staff working in theatre. It will be a discussion and a two way conversation with those working in the industry in Scotland.
Pat O’Toole is a Trainer, Facilitator, Consultant and Coach with over thirty years’ experience in business, education, the arts. Her expertise is in Mental Health and Well Being as well as Personal and Business Development. As well as being a Course Director at Rose Bruford College, Pat is also a trainer and coach for White Light, Theatre UK and PLASA. She was one of the founding members of The Mental Health Charter for the Performing Arts and has been working as a Mental Health First Aider helping colleges and organisations deliver workshops in mental health awareness, managing stress and anxiety and building resilience to sustain careers in the arts and backstage industries.
Pat has worked as actress, director, stage manager, producer, lecturer and counsellor. She has an MSc In Social Sciences, a PGCE in Higher Education, PG Dip Integrative Counselling as well as being an NLP Practitioner, an Acting, Speech and Dialogue Tutor and a Personal and Business Coach (ICF member). Pat is a Certified PPA (Personal Profile Analysis- DISC) Practitioner with Thomas International and a Mental Health First Aider.
Tue 21st Jan – 7:00pm
2 hours 30 minutes
(Free but ticketed). BOOK HERE