A screening of Careless, Catriona Taylor's creative documentary, which explores the story of Evie Douglas and looks at mental health services for young people. The screening will be followed by a Q&A, with food provided by Northern Soul Kitchen.
Careless is about the pressures that young people feel today, and how they can cause mental health issues. Evie completed suicide in 2014, and her story, recounted by her mother Freda, provides the throughline of the film's narrative. Around this central narrative the film tells the stories of Rob, Helen, Ashling, Erin, Natasha, Lily, Jamie, Connor and Emma, all of whom have suffered from acute mental health issues. They talk directly about what they have faced, and what has helped them find balance again.
Interspersed with these stories are a number of interviews with health and educational professionals including Alexis Hesketh from Papyrus, Professor Rory O’Connor Head of the Suicide Laboratory at Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow and radical educationalist Sir Anthony Seldon. The film also features the Tartan Explorer Josh Quigley, who survived a suicide attempt and has gone on to travel the world to tell his story.
With imaginatively diverse imagery, the film also features a compelling soundtrack by Rob Macneacail.
The Volunteer Hall
Langtongate, Duns TD11 3AF
Entry by donation, [email protected], 07552568131