94% of ATYP participants reported positive impacts on their overall wellbeing
Supporting ATYP's core activities not only helps the company to allocate funds where they are most needed, but also ensures that we continue to deliver drama programs that are proven to impact positively on well-being, resilience, interpersonal skills and communication skills in young Australians.
We believe that an involvement in theatre builds better people. Theatre develops confidence, creativity and community. It challenges us to reflect on and better understand ourselves and our society. Young people involved in drama activities not only develop skills and gain experiences useful for any future career, but they also become more socially engaged citizens.
Findings from our December 2017 Impact Evaluation Report based on results from over 1,200 past participants, parents and supporters demonstrates that the impact of ATYP's drama programs on the emotional and mental health and well-being of young people is higher than we had realised:
- 94% identified a positive impact on their overall wellbeing
- 88% identified improved ability to work in a team
- 80% identified an improvement to interpersonal skills
- 73% articulated that activites enabled them to tell their story
- 71% identified increased resilience in coping with challenges
- 52% identified improved anxiety levels
The results demonstrate just how important the role of ATYP's drama programs is in the growth and development of young Australians.
*Statistic pulled from the ATYP Impact Evaluation Report 2018 conducted by Patternmakers. Read more on our Impact here.