The role of the health care department is to ensure that every Pure Creative Arts project is underpinned by accurate, up to date medical knowledge and to promote healthy lifestyles for young people and the Pure team.
The health care team includes qualified health professionals with a range of experience and expertises, working together to research, create and deliver educational materials to support the theatre performances. Interactive workshops are delivered addressing issues such as eating disorders, body image, sex and relationships and teenage relationships abuse in an informed and relevant way.
For young people needing additional support, a mentoring programme “Pure Freedom” has been set up to help young people struggling with specific problems such as eating disorders and self -harming behaviours. Here they can use a variety of creative arts to explore and express their thoughts and feelings and learn positive coping skills.
Parenting programmes are being developed to promote strong family units and to help equip parents and guardians as they deal with the issues facing their young people.
The health team is always looking to promote physical and emotional health and to look for new ways of supporting, young people and their families.