Birmingham Repertory Theatre has collaborated with Birmingham Changing Futures Together to create a new short film aiming to demonstrate the work done to assist assist individuals experiencing traumas of homelessness, addiction, offending and mental health in the city.
The REP have closely collaborated with those involved in the project to create a short film which explains the model and demonstrate the benefits of the Lead Worker/Peer Mentor service (LWPM), service. The short film aims to encourage other organisations to adopt its methods of working, to improve the overall provision for individuals who are experiencing multiple and complex needs.
The REP and project partners wanted to find a creative way to advocate for the vital work of the LWPM project. The experts by experience likened a recovery journey to the characters from the classic story of The Wizard of Oz, who find the answers they seek within themselves. The concept felt exciting and engaging, all informed from those at the heart of the LWPM project – the genesis, the script and performing of animated sequences, all being led by the project participants.