SUTIC is written and directed by Ekanem Hines, a carer who co-founded the community theatre group known as Know My Mind. Everyone involved in this production is totally committed to raising the profile of mental health and highlight the difficulties and impact of mental health challenges on carers, service users and even mental health workers themselves.
Using Rap, lyrical poetry, mime, dance and music, it takes the audience on a breath taking journey from the streets of London to a secure unit in a psychiatric hospital.
Director Ekanem Hines, brings out the passion and pain of dealing with mental health as well as confronting stigma and discrimination.
She states “I believe mental health is an important subject that we don’t often talk about, a taboo subject which is sometimes seen separate from our physical wellbeing. This play challenges this myth and exposes the very thin line which we all tiptoe through."
After the play, there will be an interactive question and answer panel session led by Eugene Ellis, Director, African and Asian Therapy Network, addressing the stigma of mental health and the challenges of accessing services and care. Expert panellists include Dr Aggrey Burke, Dr Kirpal Sahota, Marcia Rigg and Risq Animasaun.
‘So you think I’m Crazy?’ is being held at The Front Room, 37 St. George’s Walk, Croydon CR0 1YL, on Sunday 2 December 2018. Doors open 5.00pm - show commences 7.30pm.
Tickets are purchased via the Box Office (0203 441 7707) Cost: £10.00
There will also be a report titled “Tell it like it is Mental Health in the Community: Opening Pandora’s Box?” documented by Service users and Carers, available on the evening. Purchase price £7.00
(Know My Mind is a London based community theatre group raising awareness of mental health issues from the perspective of the service user and the care. It also looks at the impact of mental health in the family and the difficulty of accessing resources in this time of austerity together with the acute slashing of services. The play is being supported by London Borough of Croydon, The BME Forum in Croydon and the CSEP Literary Fest.)