Our brief, from the National Institute of Health Research, and Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester, was to improve public understanding of clinical research on dementia and mental health difficulty, and encourage people to take part in health studies.

Applying the principles of what would become ZW Narrative Resilience Technology, we devised an intergenerational narrative in four seasons, representing different stages of dementia and mental health difficulty relating both to age and time. We then designed, developed and delivered a Patient and Public Involvement day built around a fully responsive stage performance of that narrative. In addition we scripted and produced a film adaptation of the live performance for use by the Partners across their dissemination channels.