6 episodes

Hear Myself Think is a participatory audio-theatre series inviting you to undertake 5 simple activities in the company of 5 different characters, as they tidy, talk, sketch and walk alongside you.

Developed with guidance from mental health advisors, Hear Myself Think offers bitesize opportunities for active engagement with your own wellbeing.

The series was created in partnership with Streatham Space Project & supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

CW: Hear Myself Think features characters discussing experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

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    • Health & Fitness

Hear Myself Think is a participatory audio-theatre series inviting you to undertake 5 simple activities in the company of 5 different characters, as they tidy, talk, sketch and walk alongside you.

Developed with guidance from mental health advisors, Hear Myself Think offers bitesize opportunities for active engagement with your own wellbeing.

The series was created in partnership with Streatham Space Project & supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

CW: Hear Myself Think features characters discussing experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

    Get ready for bed with Kesra

    Get ready for bed with Kesra

    Join Kesra in preparing for a good night’s sleep ahead of an upcoming exam. As he aims to calm his nerves before bed, Kesra considers several methods that can help us sleep better, and explores how we look to the future positively.

    Content Warning: Hear Myself Think is an audio drama series, and contains characters talking about their experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

    Kesra Shamail Ali

    Announcer Barry Fitzgerald

    Direction & dramaturgy by Kaleya Baxe

    Sound design & composition by Kieran Lucas

    Written by Olly Gully

    Hear Myself Think has been developed in partnership with Streatham Space Project, and is supported using public funds by Arts Council England. With thanks to Dr Noelle Blackman, Professor Simon Gilbody, and the members, volunteers and staff of Mosaic Clubhouse and Arts Network.

    Support

    If, like Kesra, you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed, small activities such as setting aside time to wind down, staying off social media, noting down anxieties, and checking in with your body through gentle stretches can help you get a better night’s sleep. However, if these thoughts continue to stop you sleeping, or from living the life you want to lead, it might be time to share how you feel with a friend or family member, or your GP - though that might be a positive action for tomorrow. There are also links to access further support on hearmyselfthink.co.uk

    • 13 min
    Tidy up with AJ

    Tidy up with AJ

    Join AJ in tidying up, as he organises his new room after moving to an intimidating new town. While trying to inject joy into looking after himself, AJ explores how much impact we have on the world around us, and how we can identify and acknowledge for ourselves the way we feel.

    Content Warning: Hear Myself Think is an audio drama series, and contains characters talking about their experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

    AJ Barry Fitzgerald

    Announcer Sophie Mercell

    Direction & dramaturgy by Kaleya Baxe

    Sound design & composition by Kieran Lucas

    Written by Olly Gully

    Hear Myself Think has been developed in partnership with Streatham Space Project, and is supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

    With thanks to Dr Noelle Blackman, Professor Simon Gilbody, and the members, volunteers and staff of Mosaic Clubhouse and Arts Network.

    Support

    If, like AJ, you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or isolated, small activities such as taking time to restore some order on your surroundings, seeking joy in everyday tasks, and identifying where and how you feel can help. However, if these thoughts continue to hold you back from living the life you want to lead, it might be time to share how you feel with a friend, family member, community support group, or your GP. There are also links to additional support on hearmyselfthink.co.uk

    • 12 min
    Draw a self portrait with Thema

    Draw a self portrait with Thema

    Join Thema in drawing a self portrait as she attempts to rediscover her artistic side. While putting pen to paper in a bid to do something kind for herself, Thema explores what value there is in perfect result, and how much attention we should pay to our own self critic.

    Content Warning: Hear Myself Think is an audio drama series, and contains characters talking about their experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

    Thema Sophie Mercell

    Announcer Louise Jameson

    Direction & dramaturgy by Kaleya Baxe

    Sound design & composition by Kieran Lucas

    Written by Olly Gully

    Hear Myself Think has been developed in partnership with Streatham Space Project, and is supported using public funds by Arts Council England. With thanks to Dr Noelle Blackman, Professor Simon Gilbody, and the members, volunteers and staff of Mosaic Clubhouse and Arts Network.

    Support

    If, like Thema, you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or isolated, small activities such as returning to hobbies you remember enjoying, simple immersive creative tasks, and small acts of kindness can help. However, if these thoughts continue to hold you back from living the life you want to lead, it might be time to share how you feel with a friend, family member, community support group, or your GP. There are also links to additional support on hearmyselfthink.co.uk

    • 11 min
    Make a hot drink with Kim

    Make a hot drink with Kim

    Join Kim in taking a moment to make a hot drink as she recovers from an unsuccessful date. While she attempts to identify where it went wrong, Kim explores how to refocus her thoughts on the present, and how we can fill our lives with small, undeniable successes.

    Content Warning: Hear Myself Think is an audio drama series, and contains characters talking about their experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

    Kim Louise Jameson

    Announcer Cherrelle Skeete

    Direction and dramaturgy by Kaleya Baxe

    Sound design and composition by Kieran Lucas

    Written by Olly Gully

    Hear Myself Think has been developed in partnership with Streatham Space Project, and is supported using public funds by Arts Council England. With thanks to Dr Noelle Blackman, Professor Simon Gilbody, and the members, volunteers and staff of Mosaic Clubhouse and Arts Network.

    Support

    If, like Kim, you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or isolated, small activities such as taking a moment for yourself to focus on the present, acknowledging positive achievements, and reaching out to others can help. However, if these thoughts continue to hold you back from living the life you want to lead, it might be time to share how you feel with a friend, family member, community support group, or your GP. There are also links to additional support on hearmyselfthink.co.uk

    • 13 min
    Get outside with Ali

    Get outside with Ali

    Join Ali in getting out of the house as she attempts to calm her nerves before an interview. While she walks to the end of her street and back, Ali asks whether we can ever rediscover somewhere we know too well, and how we carve out a space for ourselves.

    Content Warning: Hear Myself Think is an audio drama series, and contains characters talking about their experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

    Ali Cherrelle Skeete

    Announcer Shamail Ali

    Direction & dramaturgy by Kaleya Baxe

    Sound design & composition by Kieran Lucas

    Written by Olly Gully

    Hear Myself Think has been developed in partnership with Streatham Space Project, and is supported using public funds by Arts Council England. With thanks to Dr Noelle Blackman, Professor Simon Gilbody, and the members, volunteers and staff of Mosaic Clubhouse and Arts Network.

    Support

    If, like Ali, you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or isolated, small activities such as getting exercise, enjoying some fresh air, and breaking down intimidating tasks into small steps can help. However, if these thoughts continue to hold you back from living the life you want to lead, it might be time to share how you feel with a friend, family member, community support group, or your GP. There are also links to additional support on hearmyselfthink.co.uk

    • 11 min
    Hear Myself Think Trailer

    Hear Myself Think Trailer

    Hear Myself Think is a participatory audio-monologue series inviting you to plug in your headphones and undertake a set of five simple activities in the company of five different characters.



    As these newfound friends tidy, talk, sketch and walk alongside you, their comic and contemplative stories offer instruction, comfort and the restorative power of good company.



    Developed through workshops with community mental health groups and leading mental health professionals, Hear Myself Think offers audiences intimate, bitesize opportunities for active engagement with their own wellbeing, on their own terms.



    The series was written by Olly Gully and directed by Kaleya Baxe, created in partnership with Streatham Space Project, and is supported using public funds by Arts Council England.



    Check back on June 2nd to hear the full series.

    • 56 sec

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