Wellbeing for Families of Prisoners
Thanks to a grant from the Churchill Fellowship, we have been able to run a wellbeing day for families of prisoners at Lovebrook Farm in East Sussex. This rural venue, surrounded by woods and farm animals was the perfect retreat for women to spend time away from their normal routine and the stresses in their lives. With a welcome fire and herbal tea to kick start the session, the women spoke openly about their issues around dealing with prison, release and resettlement. The day was spent making crafts, picking wild herbs, eating a homemade lunch and culminated with a restorative yoga session.
We are now planning to extend the programme to work with families and prisoners on release from prison. More details to come!
Our co-founder Sam Hart was a Churchill Fellow in 2015 and researched trauma-informed ways of working with prisoners’ families. You can read her report here.
What happens when someone you love goes to prison?
And who cares?
This play is based on verbatim accounts with funding from Arts Council England.
This play explores themes of justice, love and loyalty under extreme pressure and living with stigma. These stories provide a powerful and largely ignored perspective on the criminal justice system.
This powerful play has just finished a run as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival 2022 and we are about to go on tour! Want to get involved or learn more? Contact us on email@example.com