What stops us from being well? is a partnership project with The Men’s Room and other creative practitioners and organisations, and health and social projects across Greater Manchester. The project is combining Community Reporting methodologies with arts-based practices to investigate and open up a public and institutional discussion about people’s health, with a specific focus on men’s health. As part of the work, stories of people’s lives will be gathered and transformed into an exhibition and a theatre-for-change production.
People’s Voice Media is training people as Community Reporters so that they can share their own lived experiences of health and gather other people’s stories too. We will be working with the group to pull out the key insights from these stories and produce a soundscape from them. We will also support the creation of an exhibition and inform the theatre-for-change production.