Recovery and well-being film project
Funded currently by Making Waves and Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust
Making Waves is supporting the early stages of developing a film project and web resource looking at the themes of recovery and well-being. Already early discussions and consultation have quickly shown that people feel that 'recovery' can be quite a loaded concept and has different meanings for different people.
We felt that this was rich territory to explore and an issue worth unpicking.
Our discussions began to centre on the idea of change and whether it is possible to identify mechanisms that enable people to change.
We generated some themes around recovery and factors of change which we are developing with artists at Making Waves to form some short filmed pieces to inform the discussion.
We have identified four questions that we want to explore and throw open for responses.
- What does recovery mean?
- What makes change possible?
- Is diagnosis useful?
- Is madness normal?
We welcome your responses to these questions, in a short sentence or paragraph or in the form of a brief story of something that has happened to you or someone you know. We also welcome creative responses to the questions such a short poem, drawing or photograph.
Through a web based platform, we plan to use some of the responses as a basis for an introductory filmed piece to inspire discussion and debate.
Please contact Penny by email: penny[at]makingwaves[dot]org