On Thursday 4 May, Scottish Recovery Network, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and Glasgow University Institute of Health and Wellbeing invite you to join them at the CCA in Glasgow for a global screening of Healing Voices, a feature length documentary that aims to challenge and change the conversation about mental health.
The film explores 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 screening will be followed by a panel discussion, and the CCA’s Saramago Café Bar will be open for those who want to continue the conversation afterwards.
In an article for Scottish Recovery Network, Healing Voices director PJ Moynihan wrote: ‘Movies can be a social tool, and I feel privileged to bring this story to light. As a father and a husband and a son and a friend I have no choice but to take what I have learned and present it to the world. Not to prove or politicise a point of view, but to help change the story. With the hope that, if this documentary can reach a family, or a young person going through a crisis, it may inform their choices. Because they are not alone, and there is no such thing as broken.’
Healing Voices is being shown as part of the global #RecoveringCommunity event which involves public health communities from across the world.
Healing Voices is screening at 7pm on Thursday 4 May 2017 at CCA, Glasgow. The event, including the discussion, will finish around 9.30pm. Tickets cost £2.50 (+£1 booking fee). Book online or phone 0141 352 4900.