In addition to touring Hi, Anxiety as a full theatre performance, I am also available to do more public speaking around the issues touched on in the show – mental health, anxiety, depression, older people, caring/coping, the role of health professionals.
I performed an excerpt of the show to new social work students at MMU this autumn as part of their initial induction. Ali Gardner, Senior Lecturer, said:
I have been teaching social work for over 10 years and this has been one of the most impressive things I have seen. The students singled the performance out as the most powerful part of their induction process as it offered them an alternative means of engaging with the issues relating to service user and carer issues.
I was also pleased to be booked as the headline act at the closing ceremony of the Love Arts Festival in Leeds. They said:
We were honoured to have Debs Gatenby in attendance to share her moving and funny story of mental health, ‘Hi Anxiety’.
If you would like to know more about booking me to attend your event or conference, or to speak to a group of students or other professionals, then simply drop me a line at email@example.com