Odd Arts | Spiralling Mind
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Spiralling Mind

"With specific focus on self harm, anxiety and eating disorders."

For more information about our workshop programme


Spiralling Mind is an interactive theatre performance and workshop focussing specifically on self harm, eating disorders, anxiety and stress. It is designed for high school aged young people. The project was commissioned and co-designed by Salford CCG.


Educate young people on the issue of self-harm

Identify behaviours and/or triggers of someone who may be self-harming

Encourage young people to seek assistance and support

Signpost young people to mental health services and support groups

Establish protective factors and encourage early prevention



Information and discussion around self-harming behaviour / symptoms

Performance exploring mental health self-harm, stress, anxiety and eating disorders

Explore why people might self-harm, looking at causes and triggers, discrimination / stigma and the support available

Conduct a variety of exercises designed to encourage people to talk about mental health in a way that feels safe

Conclude the workshop with an exercise exploring practical steps we can all take to look after our own mental health and be supportive to others



Workshop lasts between 60 and 90 minutes long and can be repeated up to 5 times per day

Ideally suited for 11 to 18 year olds

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