Previously published as: A Life in the Day
Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Health and Social Care
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|Title:||The making of a film about recovery|
|Author(s):||Jerome Carson, (Based in London, UK), Michelle McNary, (Based in London, UK), Paul Wolfson, (Based in London, UK), Frank Holloway, (Based in London, UK)|
|Citation:||Jerome Carson, Michelle McNary, Paul Wolfson, Frank Holloway, (2012) "The making of a film about recovery", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.72 - 78|
|Keywords:||Hope, Mental health services, Mental illness, Recovery, Recovery film, Service users|
|DOI:||10.1108/20428301211232478 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||In addition to those mentioned in the text, the authors would also like to thank Russell Guthrie, Stuart Bell, Patrick Gillespie, Vicky Partakis, Richard Gibb, Phil Jackson, Marcus McNary, Carden Taft, John Gidley, Les Bell, Lucien Hoare, Beth Elliott, Linda Biggs and Mark Sutherland for their help in making the film. They are indebted to Dolly, Gordon, Ben and James for sharing their stories. Without them there would have been no film.|
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to describe how the authors made a film about recovery.
Design/methodology/approach – A number of service users were auditioned for the Recovery Film and four chosen to participate. The film was directed and edited by the second author who has lived experience of mental health problems.
Findings – Five main themes are covered in the film: the experience of being mentally ill; causes of peoples' mental illness; personal definitions of recovery; what helps people; and the process of recovery for each of the four participants.
Originality/value – The Recovery Film was short-listed for a Mind Media Award, has been shown at a number of national conferences and is available on the internet.
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