What are friends for puppet show

What are friends for puppet show for grades 4-5

The North West Branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society, in Partnership with Mental Health & Addictions and Child & Youth Mental Health, presents an educational Puppet Show, What Are Friends For, which is geared towards children in grades 4/5.

Our audiences share the concerns and the bewilderment of Cole’s friends and sister when Cole develops the early symptoms of psychosis. They also learn about the recovery process and the importance of friends and family. After the puppet show a representative from Child & Youth Mental Health leads a short discussion about mental illness. The play is designed to give children accurate information, dispel myths, and lessen fear, as well as give them concrete knowledge of what they can do if a friend or family member becomes ill.

After the show the children are given a small colouring book which reinforces the messages from the play and which provides them and their families with contact information for their local BCSS office.

To book a free performance of What Are Friends For? please call 1-888-888-0029 It is offered in Terrace, Kitimat, Kitimaat Village and Prince Rupert and coming soon in Nass.