Film Screening and talk. Participatory Film in Action: Mental Health on Film (FREE)

Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, London Metropolitan University

Thursday, 8 May 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

The event features a screening of short films, presentations and Q&As by project leaders and participants of the Inna Vision Film School.

Inna Vision Film School has been a year long participatory project based in East London, working with adults with lived experience of mental health issues, with a particular focus on African and Caribbean communities. The participants have produced short films during the process, touching on various aspects of mental health experience and ideas of well-being. The films are being shown in a series of screenings to engage audiences in discussion and with the goal of challenging stigma and discrimination around mental health.

There will be a particular focus on the process of the project, the challenges and the strengths of the model adopted, the outcomes and outputs for participants and partners, and lessons to be learned for other participatory

The programme is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief.

Participatory Film in Action is a regular event curated by London Met Digital Media lecturer and filmmaker Suzanne Cohen.

Via Matthew



Fantastic classes – in depth analysis and information

Where?: London Metropolitan University,
166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB
What time?: 5:30 – 7pm
When & What?:
– 5th October 2011: Speaker SUMAN FERNANDO talks about Traditions of mental health and illness: What diversity means.
– 19th October 2011: Speaker SUMAN FERNANDO talks about Critical psychiatry and psychology: cultural psychiatry, anti-racist psychiatry
– 2nd November 2011: Speaker SUMAN FERNANDO talks about Mental health around the globe: Different approaches to developing mental
health in communities and individuals.
– 16th November 2011: Speaker PATRICK VERNON explores whether there is a crisis in Black Mental Health in the UK.
– 30th November 2011: Speaker SUMAN FERNANDO talks about movements to reform psychiatry in UK: How to make effective changes.
– 14th December 2011: Speakers PETER FERNS & PREMILA TRIVEDI discuss service development, training and service user participation.

View the flyer for this event which contains more details CLICK HERE:Master Classes – Mental Health – Race & Culture 2011 London Met

The over-representation of black people among those diagnosed as ‘schizophrenic’ and among people who are sectioned and given compulsory treatment with drugs is well known. This is happening in a context where mental health services in the UK, particularly the way psychiatry is practised, are not satisfying a lot of people, especially those identified as ‘black and minority ethnic’ (BME). In fact, many find the services oppressive, damaging to their personalities and often racist and insensitive to cultural difference. The issues have attracted much attention but little if any progress has been made in tackling them, although there is some understanding of how and why they have arisen and why these problems persist.


– Discuss the cultural diversity of what mental health and illness means
– Consider what is known about how ‘other cultures’ have constructed very different systems to help and support people with personal problems
– Look at what training is needed to improve the systems we have here and how people who use services can work together with providers; and
– Discuss how changes can be achieved.


– Service users
– Practitioners
– Students
– Teachers & lecturers
– Policy-makers

This is a FREE EVENT, but with a ceiling on places so contact Marcy O’Reilly: to get a
confirmation of your place on each date. If you ask for a place and then cannot attend, please notify us immediately so that we can offer it to someone else.