My Life: Hearing Voices (Film-Making Workshop)

September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Mind in Camden
Barnes House
9-15 Camden Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 9LQ
Lucy Fernandes

Have you ever seen a newspaper headline, TV or Netflix show about people hearing voices, and thought ‘that’s not what it’s like for me’?

Do you want to share what it’s really like to hear voices, or to see or sense things that other people can’t, and tell the world what it’s like to be you?

We’ve teamed up with the filmmakers at Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) to offer you the opportunity to write, produce and direct your own short film about what it’s like to live with voices, visions or other sensory experiences. These films will be hosted on the Voice Collective and FYA websites and Youtube channels. They’ll also be shown in schools and youth organisations to raise awareness of hearing voices, helping other young people in distress.
You’ll have the freedom and control to tell your personal story in your own way, whether that’s through documentary filming, drawing/painting, computer animation or otherwise – the possibilities are endless! We know it’s a really big thing to share your story with the world, so we can explore lots of creative ways to protect your identify if you’d prefer to make your film anonymously.
The workshops will be held over 6 evening sessions in September and October at our office at Mind in Camden, but we can be flexible with the programme and you needn’t have to attend every session to be able to make your film. There will be an optional film screening celebration at the end, where you can choose to share your film with anyone you wish to see it.
The programme includes:
Monday 17th September, 5.30pm – 6.30pm: Introduction to the programme and getting to know each other
Monday 24th September, 5.30pm – 6.30pm: Mind mapping and planning your film
Monday 1st October, 5.30pm – 6.30pm: Create your script
Monday 8th October, 5.30pm – 6.30pm: Filming
Monday 15th October, 5.30pm – 6.30pm: Filming
Monday 22nd October, 5.50pm – 6.30pm: Film screening celebration
The Voice Collective team (Eve and Lucy) will be on hand at every session, to chat through any worries or to give support if things are feeling difficult. If you’ve got any questions about the programme you can get in touch with us or 020 7911 0822.
About Voice Collective
We’re a national support service for under 25s who hear things, see things or sense things that other people can’t, and we’re based at Mind in Camden in North London. We run an email and telephone support service, 1:1 support sessions, peer support groups and creative workshops throughout the UK. For more information, or @VoiceCollective
About Fitzrovia Youth in Action
FYA is Camden’s leading youth charity. They empower Camden’s young people to create positive change in their community, and in their lives, through a range of projects in schools and the community. They’ve been supporting young people to make campaign films, about issues like bullying, and drugs and alcohol awareness, and they’re excited to be working with young people to tell their unique stories of what it’s like to live with voices or visions.
How to find us
Mind in Camden is based at Barnes House, on 9-15 Camden Road between the hardware shop and church. Press the buzzer for ‘Other Services’ on the black gate, then buzz again on the green door (second on the left in the alley). Reception is at the top of the stairs on the right. Any problems finding us, call 020 7911 0822.