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Film tackles stigma of mental illness


A ground-breaking film that addresses the stigma of living with mental health issues premiered in Villa Park last week.

The 30 minute film The Revolving Door was produced locally and conveys one man’s struggle with mental illness and how the people in his life react to his problems.

Actress Patsy Palmer attended the event and shared her own experiences of living with mental health problems.

Writers Dan Wilson and Shaun Welch visited the Zinnia Centre in Sparkbrook and Reaside in Rubery and spoke with patients while researching the film.

Lakhvir Rellon, director for community engagement for the national Time To Change campaign to end mental health discrimination, said: “Mental health and the community’s reaction to it remains one of the last taboos to blight our society. This film has been overwhelmingly positively received by our partnership agencies, members of the trust and service users. It really challenges people to think about what they could do support Marcus, who is at the centre of the film.”


Readers' comments (2)

  • Hi
    could anyone tell me where i mayget a copy of the above film?


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  • Maybe the team behind the film would consider making it freely available via youtube or some other method of getting the message across?

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