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Written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton – All of Me is an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (Mess) to bring you an unapologetically dark show about dark things.

“All of Me is theatrically alive at every moment, even when conveying the deadening weight of depression. And yes, actually, it is ultimately uplifting – but by being raw, honest and elemental, rather than neat or cutesy. I loved it.” (The Independent)

All Of Me was the winner of The Mental Health Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, presented by The Mental Health Foundation. The Glasgow performances are staged in partnership with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. www.mhfestival.com

This show contains themes of depression and suicidality, if you feel overwhelmed during the performance you are welcome to leave the theatre and return at any point. There are moments of loud noise.


Signposting

We acknowledge that the play’s content and in-depth discussion of suicide and mental health may be a trigger for audience members. We have compiled a list of organisations providing support, advice and further information that might be helpful for anyone affected by issues raised in the play:

Breathing Space Scotland – a free, confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. (0800 83 85 87)

The Samaritans – offer a range of services, including a free confidential phoneline for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide.

NHS Living Life: Free phone service for those aged 16+ experiencing anxiety, low mood and mild to moderate depression. Guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy. (0800 328 9655)

Papyrus National UK: Charity working to prevent suicide in young people (35 yrs and under). The helpline is staffed by professionals experienced in working with suicidal young people, families or carers. (0800 068 41 41)

Young Minds Parents Help Line: Offers guidance and support to parents concerned about their child’s mental health. (0808 802 5544)

SHOUT: Volunteer-run, 24/7 crises text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis, anytime, anywhere. (Text 85258)

Staying Safe: A web resource that offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience.

SAMH – providing information and support on mental health. Telephone support available Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm.

Heads Up: Website providing advice and information on mental health conditions – about how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available for you and the range of interventions you may participate in.

Beautiful Inside & Out: A Scottish registered charity, supporting parents and siblings who have lost loved ones to suicide. (07984 328808)