How circus and theatre support young people’s mental health

New studies in SA and WA demonstrate the positive impact of the performing arts on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
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A participant at Cirkidz; image supplied.

The positive benefits of young people’s participation in the arts have been further demonstrated by studies conducted in Western Australia and South Australia.

Research conducted by the University of South Australia, examining the experiences of 55 participants (aged 8-14 years) in Cirkidz’s Tweenz program, showed young people’s engagement with circus arts show resulted in significant improvements in four areas of mental wellbeing: stress relief, self-esteem, confidence and socialisation.

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