The Play’s The Thing worked with residents at the YMCA in Central Milton Keynes. We ran regular drama sessions and self esteem workshops. These were designed to help residents build their confidence in applying for jobs and going for interviews. The workshops also gave residents the chance to work positively with others and to have some fun. Laughing and having fun can go a long way in improving mental health and these workshops certainly did that. It was a wonderful atmosphere and residents were able to discover many hidden talents or talents that had lain dormant. It was also wonderful to have residents as part of the Front of House team for the One Act Play Festival in 2016.