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Healing Voices: changing the conversation about mental health

Thu 4 May 2017

Scottish Recovery Network, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and the Glasgow University Institute of Health and Wellbeing invite you to join them for a global screening of Healing Voices, a social action documentary that is changing the conversation about mental health.

This feature-length documentary explores the experiences commonly labelled as “psychosis” or “mental illness” through the real life stories of individuals working to overcome extreme mental states, and integrate these experiences into their lives in meaningful ways.

The film follows three subjects over a period of nearly five years and features interviews with many notable personalities on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the “medical model” of mental health treatment.

By way of the harrowing and inspiring stories of individuals learning to negotiate and grow through their madness, Healing Voices challenges us to rethink our cultural understanding of “mental illness” by bringing a message of recovery, and charting a course for effective alternative treatments that enable people to live productive and meaningful lives.

The screening will be followed by short Skype conversation with the director and one of the subjects of the film, and then a panel-led discussion. The event will finish at approximately 9.30pm.

This film is being shown as part of the global Recovering Community event which involves public health communities from across the world. Find out more here.

The film will be subtitled in English, and the discussion will have BSL interpretation

If you cannot cover the ticket cost, please contact SRN on 0141 240 7790 or info@scottishrecovery.net. We have a limited number of complimentary tickets.

Scottish Recovery Network
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
Glasgow University Institute of Health and Wellbeing