‘7 Stages of Change’

YMCA Black Country Group

Area’s support can be offered

Sandwell   Dudley   Wolverhampton   Central   Walsall

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Where is it?

Outreach locations / Prisons as appropriate

Overview of Support offered

Working with you 3 – 4 months prior to being released from prison, this project will act as an engagement tool that seeks to support effective transition from prison to ‘normal life’.

Each stage will have a specific focus and will be delivered initially within a prison setting clearly setting out key stages of engagement and development.

We will deliver performances that relate to your experiences that will capture the issues and challenges that lead you to prison and importantly look at what could have been done differently, to avoid it happening again.

Where appropriate we will use you and other peers as actors as well as staff who can relate to the experiences being portrayed. Our audience will be the prison staff, probation, and other services.

Our findings / performances will also be shown outside of prison walls to organisations that are able to review their practises to help to ensure that re – offending doesn’t take place. We will use drama as a development tool to support you once you are released giving them a purpose and a sense of achievement.

We would expect the performances to also be presented back in prisons by those who were previously imprisoned so you can reflect the positive change this drama engagement process has made.

Is this activity linked to;

Increasing confidence   Increasing motivation   Increasing Optimism   Improving employability

Where does this support fit into my journey?

Engagement   This is me   I’m up for it   I’m ready   I’m on my way

Session type

Individual   Group
Minimum No.    Maximum No. 8

what equipmant should I bring?


Outcomes expected


A detailed Understanding of yourself and others
Ability to express negative feelings in a positive way
An Increase in confidence, self-belief and motivation
Ability to manage situations and to understand how to deal with challenges and issues more effectively
Life Changing, future planning with optimism