Time to Change Wales community project Changing Faces launch their DVD and e-book on Friday 7th November at the Antioch Centre in Llanelli

 

The Changing Faces project has run for the past 12 months, developed and led by people with lived experience of mental health problems. The team have undertaken a number of activities to challenge mental health stigma in Carmarthenshire including setting up their own website: www.changing-faces.org.uk; compiling an e-book and producing a DVD.

For the DVD, the team interviewed people with experience of a range of mental health problems including anxiety, schizophrenia and depression. The discussions  focus on how people manage their illness whilst working/training and raising a family. The e-book contains stories, poems and lyrics from local people who have been affected by mental health problems. Their aim is to show that people who live with mental health problems can achieve many things and be successful. The team also hope it will encourage more people to come forward and talk about mental health problems in order to help create an environment where no one is afraid to talk about mental health.

The project will culminate in a launch event for the DVD the e-book on Friday 7 November 2014 (9.30 – 1pm) in the Antioch Centre in Llanelli. There will be live music; a showing of the DVD; speakers including Simon Thomas AM for Mid and West Wales and Shadow Minister for Education, Skills and the Welsh language and Kevin Madge, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council; and a question and answer session. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Please register your interest on Eventbrite.

More information including directions can be found here.

Both the e-book and DVD will be available online following the event.

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