Hello. I wanted to take a moment to engage with you reading this human to human. Landing on a page of information and support can sometimes feel like the light at the end of a potentially long, dark tunnel. But it can also feel overwhelming and daunting. All those thoughts and feelings are valid. So, if you’ve landed here and are reading this right now, I appreciate you.
Applause for thought is a community that has grown and evolved from a thought baby I had in September 2018 that was birthed from my lived experience as an Actress who also has a dual mental health disorder diagnosis. We understand that each individual is indeed that…individual. We firmly believe there is no right or wrong way to feel; there is no one way to get help and support; there isn’t just one correct form of therapy and that real change within the arts community in relation to mental health can only come if we work together proactively. Our Mental Health is forever changing and being tested, or conversely nurtured at different points in our life, just like our physical health. This is why our aim is to facilitate as many accessible opportunities as possible for people to be able to develop their own, unique skills and coping mechanisms as they navigate our weird and wonderful industry, that can often present us with challenging and unstable situations.
We cannot eliminate trauma from our lives, but we can empower ourselves, with the help of the right support, to be able to get through to the other side as safely and healthily as possible.