In an ongoing partnership with The Smith Family NT, Alyson returns to the Northern Territory each year to facilitate theatre programs based on emotional health in Darwin and remote Indigenous communities.
In 2016 Alyson spent a week at Xavier College (Tiwi Islands) and a week at Ramingining School (Arnhem Land). On Tiwi, she worked with middle and senior school students on a drama for emotional health program to help raise confidence. In Ramingining she worked with every class in the school, from Kindergarten to senior students, on a program that aimed at building respectful relationships and explored teasing.
Alyson will return to Tiwi and Ramingining in 2017.
“I have personally witnessed the difference this program makes to participants’ confidence, aspirations and overall wellbeing. It’s this type of program that has the potential to bring about lasting change.” – Elissa Shuey, The Smith Family NT