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Ideas for Wellbeing: An Evening of Short Film & Discussion of Mental Health Services

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A evening of short films from local residents experiences of mental health services, discussion from a panelist of filmmakers, service users and service provider as well as the launch of Ideas for Wellbeing, a piece of research comissioned by Southampton City Council that’ll ask you for opinion on how communities improve your wellbeing.


Medicated Stable? (5 mins)

Animator: Logan Bishop

Medicated Stable is an animated film that explores some of the experiences of mental health treatment, support and recovery in Southampton. Funded by NHS England, this animated film produced by Healthwatch Southampton is based on ‘Barriers and Facilitators for promoting recovery in mental health’ a research paper co-produced by Healthwatch Southampton and the University of Southampton.

Antelope (16 mins)

Director: Ben Grace

Antelope is a short film based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experience of being sectioned at Antelope House in 2012. With the permission of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, he filmed the opening scenes inside Antelope House, the secure PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) he recovered in.

Sectioned (10 mins)

Director: Jane Collard

Sectioned is a short documentary about Sharon, a local resident who was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Sectioned details her journey through mental health services, her delusions due to bipolar disorder and her experiences of community services. Sectioned and is an honest and inspiring story of her recovery.

Beyond the Label (2 mins)

Director: Jane Collard

Beyond the Label is a short animated film that explores a local service users experiences of being diagnosed with Schizophrenia and the stigma attached to the term.

An Alternative Guide to Mental Health Care in England (7 mins)

Kings Fund

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. The experience will be different for each of us, as will the type of support we need. But what mental health services are there? And how do they fit in with other health and public services? Released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October 2015, the animation was produced with input from three experts by experience and advice from a mental health nurse and a senior colleague from a mental health charity.

About Ideas for Wellbeing:

Touch Network, in association with Healthwatch Southampton, are undertaking a piece of research for Southampton City Council entitled Ideas for Wellbeing. The Council would like to know what helps the people who live here to stay well and have better days, as well as how best we can spend the money we have to support this.

Southampton City Council are asking this because they want people in Southampton to feel as mentally and emotionally well as they can, and to be a City that gives you the best chance of living the life you want. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard, and to share to your thoughts with us about what helps you stay well. By completing a questionnaire on the night, you can make sure your opinions on what is working well are heard.

Presented in collaboration with Touch Network and Healthwatch Southampton as part of Southampton Film Week 2017.


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Jane Austen Lecture Theatre
The Spark, Southampton Solent University, E Park Terrace
Southampton, SO14 0YN United Kingdom
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