Arts Ed has won an award for mental health awareness and for supporting their students.
The performing arts industry has only recently recognised the vulnerability of artists to mental health problems. Performers are in and out of work and their calculation of their own self worth often hangs on their ability to get the next role.
New mental health awards have been set up just this summer, with actor Rosalie Craig, choreographer Arlene Phillips and choreographer and director Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, the Little Mermaid) among the judges.
On Sunday Arts Ed learned they’d won the award for the best training institute in this regard, in association with Stephen Mear.
Director of Arts Ed Chris Hocking said they were ‘honoured’ to win, and to all new students starting with them ‘we can support you’.
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