Bristol Survivors – Stepping Out Theatre Company
Formed in 1997, based in Bristol, and with twenty seven productions to its credit, Stepping Out Theatre is the country’s leading mental health theatre group. It has produced a wide range of work on mental health themes and is open to people who have used mental health services and their allies. The group runs drama, writing, dance and music workshops and also has members with many other skills.
It offers mental health service users the opportunity to work alongside people with professional experience of writing, directing and acting, some of whom are service users themselves. The company was awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to fund a five year core programme of work running up to March 2013. The Development Worker was funded up to 2010 by a grant from the Lankelly Chase Foundation. Stepping Out Theatre is a registered charity.