DAZL worked with Leeds Public Health, Fall Into Place Theatre, Wayne Sables project and Leeds Beckett University on a major piece of Mental Heath and Resilience Research.

Part of this research project we delivered a creative element titled “R U OK?” The below films shows the process of creating the work with the DAZL Youth Company and how we then created a film series and podcast in lockdown part of this program.

DAZL Mental Health & Resilience Slide

This below video highlights the creative process of our Mental Health and Resilience Research Research in partnership with DAZL, Fall Into Place, Wayne Sables, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Public Health

#RUOK? The Process

From the above project we also created a series of 1 min Mental Health awareness dance films created by Choreographers Mason Jubb and Chloe Young, Filmed by Wayne Sables

World Suicide Prevention Day Film part of the #RUOK? series
#HERE4U Film Part of the #RUOK? series
#TickTock part of the #RUOK? series
#Like4Like part of the #RUOK? Series

During lock-down with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, DAZL created a podcast with young people hosted by Wayne Sables. A new podcast is released every Monday at 12 noon by a different young person. Please follow us on Spotify, ITunes and google

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For more mental health and dance films please visit the DAZL YouTube Channel as we have a series which highlights these issues in the words and from the creativity of the young people we work with. All our mental health work champions and supports #MindMateLeeds this initial digital project supported by Leeds Public Health and the Ann Maguire Fund

Here is what the participants and parents say about the project and how it has supported the young peoples mental and resilience