These training sessions are an accessible format for tackling sensitive subjects when participants may be uncomfortable about sharing personal experiences but where there is a real need to change existing attitudes and behaviour.
Professional actors present a variety of scenes to illustrate typical work situations. Members of the audience are invited to suggest changes and these directions are used when the scenes are replayed. This is an excellent way of showing how different ways of approaching challenging conversations can influence the likely outcome. Topics that can be covered in forum theatre sessions include raising concerns, giving feedback and managing people with physical and mental illness.