Thursday 9 July

Book tickets via Eventbrite

£5 (plus small booking fee) for independent artists
or £10 (plus small booking fee) for creatives from organisations  

In addition to your ticket, we are also encouraging attendees to donate to METROan equality and diversity charity providing health, community and youth services.   


Caron Loudy, Creative Producer 

020 8331 9665 

Training for Artists

A one-day online training focusing on emotional wellbeing for artists working in the performing arts. 

Embrace, Protein’s ongoing professional development programme includes practical and reflective work and allows space for sharing and discourse around working in or practicing dance today.  

Research shows that mental health problems are higher for those working in the performing arts compared to the general population” Equity  

During this Embrace we aim to raise awareness of emotional wellbeing for artists working across theatre and the performing arts, introduce coping mechanisms for creative minds and offer support tools for artists to understand and manage their emotional wellbeing.  

Guest speakers include Protein dance artist Stuart Waters and psychotherapist and trainer Joy Griffiths on using the psychotherapy Framework of Human Givens, as well as an introduction by Louise Grainger to Equity’s ground-breaking support system for members. 

This Embrace will take place online via Zoom.


10am – 10.15am Log-in, welcome and introductions  

10.15am – 10.30am ‘Morning stretch’ with guest artist Kennedy Junior Muntanga

10.30am  1.30pm Stuart Waters and Joy Griffiths introduce the framework of Human Givens psychotherapy and demonstrate a variety of tools available to help you to control your emotions.  (includes breaks)  

1.30pm  – 2pm Break  

2pm  3pm Introduction to Equity’s groundbreaking support system for members dealing with mental health problems with Louise Grainger 

3pm  3.30pm Questions and Reflection 

Accessibility and Using Zoom 

Embrace is open to dance and professionals of all ages and performing arts backgrounds including performers, actors, musicians, teachers and choreographers. If you require any technical support or help in accessing Zoom or require this information in any other format, please do get in touch with and let us know if you have any access requirements.

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Photo Credit: Johan Persson, Dancers: Vicki Manderson, Nuno Silva from Protein’s production Dear Body

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