Funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund, the teenage group explored what mental health means to them over an eight month-period. Through conversations, improvisations and discoveries they wrote this piece with the support from the group facilitators. It is an honest insight into young people’s thoughts on mental health. The title stems from the idea that people have lots of rooms inside their head, some they share with people and others they keep to them selves. This piece is about the rooms we keep to ourselves, the things we may not choose to share with others and the stuff we tend not to talk about openly, such as the state of our mental wellbeing.
Initially scratched at Oasis Farm Waterloo in April 2019, it was redeveloped and performed as part of the Waterloo Festival at St John’s Church in June 2019 to a wider audience.