Like in the previous year, SDHI affiliated researchers had a substantial presence at this years largest academic and professional public health conference with an estimated 13000 delegates. SDHI Associate Director Professor Peter Donnelly (St Andrews) hosted a special session on the recent Sandy Hook School Shooting in Boston, which brought together different perspectives ranging from parents, criminologists to policy makers.
The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in partnership with The Lyceum, Lisa Nicoll Productions and the University of Stirling are holding an afternoon of talks from a variety of speakers on the topic of Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts on Thursday 21st of March.
This free event will culminate in the premiere of ‘Stolen Promises‘, a short film drama produced by Lisa Nicoll and developed with and starring young people from the Armadale Youth Space in West Lothian. This event is in conjunction with The Lyceum theatre’s production of Takin’ over the Asylum. Both the film and play have story lines that explore mental health and wellbeing and show how the arts and health can be brought together for a wide audience.
Who can attend?
This event is open to everyone and will be particularly relevant for those who work with young people, in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or in the arts.
What are the benefits of attending?
The event will provide the opportunity to hear and learn from a variety of speakers on the subject of mental health & wellbeing and the arts, with a particular focus upon Scotland. The event will also provide the opportunity to see, for the first time, ‘Stolen Promises’, a short film developed with young people from the Armadale Youth Space, tackling issues around mental health & wellbeing. The event will be attended by mental health professionals, arts professionals, researchers and other interested parties. This will be a fantastic opportunity to network, meet others and build professional relationships.
Shattered Walls is a short contemporary film which explores modern day society and the impact one small aspect of sectarianism can make to the everyday life of people in a community. The official launch of Shattered Walls will be held on Wednesday 27th March at Armadale Academy. For further information please visit Lisa’s website http://www.lisanicoll.co.uk/
The film launch of Lisa’s film The Protector was held in the Regal Theatre, Bathgate on the 18th of January. Researched and developed with CHILDREN 1st’s Chill Out Zone and filmed on location in West Lothian, The Protector explores the world of teenage survival and family loyalties. For further information please visit Lisa’s website http://www.lisanicoll.co.uk/
SDHI would like to remind you of the next in a series of events presented by Lisa to be held on Thursday 8th November at 5pm – ‘Leathered’ – Book presentation and discussion in Lecture Room 4, Gateway Building, University of St Andrews
Leatheredis Lisa’s first piece of fiction and is a short novel about choices facing teenagers. The book has been piloted for feedback in St Kentigerns and Bathgate Secondary Schools in West Lothian. The book is to be launched Scotland wide for all secondary schools in 2012 with a general publication to follow
This is a free event
If you would like to attend please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)
The film ‘Caked’ illustrates the complex lives of some young carers who have to navigate challenges with regard to caring for a parent, friendships, sibling relationships and school. The film shows that there sometimes is not a single solution, a simple way to pursue. It is a fictitious snapshot in time without easy answers, without a recipe for success but with a lot of food for thought. This was reiterated by the young carers and professionals who made up tonight’s supportive audience.