Roundabout is dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable people, using the creative power of dramatherapy to enhance mental health and support people to make positive changes in their lives.

Specific projects for care settings

Roundabout’s dramatherapy projects in care homes involve weekly sessions over periods ranging from between 10 weeks to 10 months – or longer – depending on the project funding. Roundabout work with residents on a 1:1 basis and in small groups of between 4-8 residents.

The dramatherapists use a ritual structure (e.g. meeting at the same time and in the same space each week, opening and closing the sessions in the same way) which helps to develop familiarity, maintain boundaries and give a sense of security. To encourage self expression, dramatherapy uses a variety of creative media including stories, art, music, poetry, reminiscence, role play, objects, fabric and costume.

Useful Resources

Resources for care staff when organising and running arts activities

Resources on Roundabout’s website:

Our ‘Working with older adults page

Ideas for group or individual books

Use of art images

Older adults resource page including poems and songs

Roundabout Dramatherapy