Two young women mid performance

Imagining Futures – Year Two

Video by Diyala Muir, song created and performed by Imagining Futures participant

Imagining Futures is a programme combining mental wellness strategies and arts practice for young women living in Lambeth or Southwark.


Imagining Futures uses drama, creative writing, music, photography and film combined with dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness to support mental wellness of young women aged 14-18. The project supports young women whose immediate and longer-term mental health may be affected by issues including self-harm, social exclusion, exploitation, vulnerability, deprivation and gang association.

This project is aimed at young women who live in Southwark or Lambeth and have a history of self-harm or are at risk of self-harm.

Due to COVID-19 the start date of Year Two delivery was delayed. We are opening a waiting list for new places and we’ll let you know in the next month.

The second year of weekly workshops will now run from September 2020 – June 2021 at Theatre Peckham and Mountview Drama School in Peckham.

Weekly workshops will:

  • Use creative writing, photography and drama with DBT and mindfulness.
  • Aim to build self-esteem, empathy and confidence.
  • Be a caring, supportive and safe environment.
  • Develop group skills and social behaviour.

Project dates are now expected to be :

  • Module 1 16/17 September – 25/26 November (includes a 1 week break)
  • Module 2 6/7 January, 2021 – 17/18 March 2021 (includes a 1 week break)
  • Module 3 14/15 April 2021 – 23/24 June 2021 (includes a 1 week break)

If you need help filling in the form, or just want more information, email [email protected] or text 07493 272294.

To apply visit the SLAM website and fill in a short form.