Film in mental health summer school

Date & Time: Thursday 7 July 09:00 to Friday 8 July 17:00

Location: King's College London, Strand Campus, London, UK

This interdisciplinary intensive summer school will introduce participants to the use of movies and documentary in mental health.

Topics will include the use of documentary as a tool in research, education and advocacy; community outreach and engagement using films; narrative and visual storytelling, artistic film-making in mental health, film for medical education and psychoanalysis and cinema.

There will be workshops, film screenings, and materials from several projects that will be used by the faculty to illustrate the topics.

By the end of the course, participants will develop and present a synopsis or a basic script (and supporting materials where applicable) of their own film project to the students' group and to the faculty, and receive feedback.

The short course is aimed at students, academics, service providers, service users/people with lived experience of mental illness, members of the voluntary sector, and others interested in using movie and documentary in mental health research, education, promotion, and advocacy. Previous experience of filmmaking is welcome but not necessary. 

The first day (Thursday 7th July) of the two-day course starts at 9am and closes with a film screening and panel discussion ending at 8 pm. The second day (Friday 8th July) starts at 9.30am and will close at 5pm. All sessions will take place at the central location of King's College London’s Strand campus.

This one-off summer course is for a small group of people and places are limited.  Register for the course on Eventbrite – concessions available for students and mental health service users and carers. 

This course is supported in part by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jun 2016, 11:57 AM

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