23 May 2016
Psychosis HIT launches with film season
Psychosis Health Integration Team is marking its official
launch with a series of film screenings at the Watershed during
Psychosis on Screen.
The new 'HIT' team, made up of academics, commissioners,
psychologists, care and support providers and other experts, as
well as service users and their families and carers, will work
together to give people who experience psychosis, families and
carers a voice and to improve the support provided.
Their work will include staff input from the Trust, Bristol CCG
and Bristol University.
Psychosis is a term that describes many different human
experiences - from hearing voices to having unusual beliefs. Many
people having these experiences need support from specialist mental
Put together by Bristol Mental
Health Partners and the Watershed
, Psychosis on Screen is a season of three contemporary films
depicting various experiences of psychosis to mark the launch of
the new team.
It aims to show the creativity which is often a part of psychosis
and to develop a more human understanding of these sometimes
The films being shown are:
Keane (13 June)
Keane, starring Damian Lewis is bleak and brutally honest. It
chronicles the daily rituals of a disturbed man who feels
responsible for the abduction of his daughter. An intense character
study of a man whose life has been destroyed, leaving him mentally
ill. 'Shock of the Fall' author Nathan Filer will kick the evening
off with an introductory talk.
Every Little Thing (20 June)
1997's Every Little Thing is directed by French documentarist
Nicolas Philibert who sensitively filmed people suffering from
mental illness at La Borde, a grand care centre located in a
chateau in France. The film will be introduced by Conor McCormack
and Simon Downer.
In the Real (27 June)
For the past three years, filmmaker and psychoanalyst in training
Conor McCormack has documented Bristol Hearing Voices Network - a
self-help group for people who hear voices and have other unusual
The event is open to all for a small price.