Jerome Sewell receives grant 15th January 2024

Jerome Sewell is one of the founders of Therapeutic productions CIC, an arts based service that empowers young people with skills based training for jobs in the arts, media and film industry. In particular it provides arts based therapy services to help young people from gang hit environments and young people with mental health difficulties to engage in services that take care of their wellbeing.

Therapeutic productions is driven by the desire to use the arts as a gateway to helping young people take care of their mental health and increase the use of mental health services in disadvantaged communities. They create art that empowers and voices the life experiences of young people in communities experiencing youth violence.

Jerome has created, managed and delivered interventions to other 400 young people in recent years which has included running media courses working with Olympic athletes, making feature films featured on the national news and working with young offenders to empower their careers. He also works for the Royal college of psychiatrists and has provided training material for NHS practitioners. The grant from the Shackleton Foundation will enable him to support up to 20 young people from gang hit environments and who have mental health difficulties, working together to produce and create a film.