SRN films featured at MindReel

4th November 2011

A new, free mental health educational resource has launched featuring hundreds of films submitted to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF).

reflections_on_recovery_screenshotMindReel is a pilot project between The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival (SMHAFF) and the University of Strathclyde.

The aim is to demonstrate the educational potential of the films and develop MindReel into an important mental health resource.

Two Scottish Recovery Network films – ‘Reflections On Recovery’ and ‘Journey of Hope’ – are featured.

Reflections on Recovery (produced with the Lanarkshire Recovery Network) was officially launched during the 2008 SMHAFF. It highlights the experiences of those who have suffered mental health difficulties and discusses individual paths to recovery.

Journey of Hope, made in conjunction with PLUS, the mental health service user forum in Perth, aims to give hope to people and to help dispel the negative image of mental health problems.

MindReel is free to use. In the future they also plan to be able to offer to those working in mental health the opportunity to download films and to take part in discussions around them.

 

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