Write Your Mind is a play about Youth Mental Health, weaving together monologues devised by writers with young people. The play was devised by the JIGSAW Offaly Service in partnership with Offaly Youth Theatre, with Eugene O’Brien as Writing Consultant and Angela Ryan Whyte as Director.
The result is a powerful collage of experience, from friendship to anxiety attacks, bereavement, relationships at home, wild parties, job interviews, pranks, and the never-ending struggle with social media.
The monologues featured are:
School Tour by Lorna Kelly Dalton, performed by Eimear Regan.
Man Up, with concept by Andrew Joseph Brown and adapted for stage and radio by Ali Scanlon, performed by Adam Cooper.
The Help by Niall Cleary, performed by Helen Brady.
Make Up Your Mind by Rory Duffy, performed by Jamie Nolan.
The Mystery of the Missing Mars Bar by Caroline Bracken, performed by Emma Cranston.
Director: Angela Ryan Whyte
Writing Consultant: Eugene O’Brien
Sound Supervision and Sound Design: Ciarán Dunne and Ruth Kennington
Producer for RTÉ: Kevin Brew
Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds.
Note from Mike Mansfield, Head of Communications and Fundraising, JIGSAW.
Jigsaw is a free mental health support service for young people aged 12-25 situated in the heart of 13 local communities across Ireland. We provide a range of supports to young people and the adults in their communities, including one-to-one therapy sessions with young people, and group work with, parents, school teachers, health professionals and more. In line with Jigsaw’s vision of an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported, all Jigsaw services work to improve the mental health outcomes for young people and develop mentally healthy and supportive communities that can continue to thrive long after our work is done.
If you are affected by issues in the programme and would like to talk to someone, you can reach the Samaritans at any time by dialling
Find out more about JIGSAW at Click here to find out more about jigsaw.ie jigsaw.ie
First TX: 26 May 2019