Media Release: Dynamic theatre experience a legacy for change in the mental health sector

Emily Steedman

AS part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, the Life in Progress Theatre Group will present – for one night only – an innovative drama experience called ‘Reality Bites!’, on Thursday 17 October.

Emily Steedman is senior arts and mental health development worker with Scottish charity, Health in Mind, and is the director of the play. She is excited at the evening’s potential outcomes, which could result in a positive legacy for change.

Emily commented: “The story starts with snapshots from the lives of three strong characters and the challenges that arise from their own experiences of mental health service delivery.

“The audience will comprise members of the public, professionals and policy makers and they will have the opportunity to engage in a lively debate to collectively develop concrete actions that could influence future changes to the mental health sector.

“This is dynamic theatre that inspires debate; that challenges the status quo and gives the audience the platform to speak up and demand change.”

The event will include performance, debate, and discussion to develop action planning for change.

‘Reality Bites!’ is on this Thursday (17 October) at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh 6.30 to 9.30pm and you can book a free place at


For further information contact:

Doreen Graham, Health in Mind communications manager on 0131 243 0137 or or Emily Steedman, Health in Mind senior arts and mental health development worker on

Notes for editors:

Life In Progress Theatre Group exists to challenge the status quo; to give the audience the platform to speak up and demand change.

The performance is supported by NHS Lothian and Scottish charity, Health in Mind.

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Contact: Doreen Graham
Phone: 07690009953