The first major project undertaken by Wednesday Films is a 50 minute documentary on mental health and mental health services, which was filmed on the Isle of Wight between 2016 and 2018. The film is called ‘Crisis or Awakening?’, and has just been completed (on the 18th June 2018). There will be five screenings of the film, in Ryde, Shanklin, Cowes, Ventnor and Newport in July and August of 2018, where a booklet will be made freely available (thanks to WightAID) which contains all the information expressed in the film. 250 of those are being printed, hopefully enough to go around, but if not, both the film and a PDF version of the booklet will be made freely available on this site once the screenings have taken place. Please help spread the word, to give the reforms being proposed the best possible chance of being adopted. A little info pack has been created that can be downloaded here INFO PACK.
SCREENINGS for ‘CRISIS OR AWAKENING?’
Entry free, all are welcome. The film is 50 minutes long, but attendees are invited to stay for up to an hour after the film has finished, to meet people, discuss the ideas proposed, and exchange contact details.
1st . . Aspire Community Centre, Ryde, 3:30pm, Thurs 12th July. For a map showing the location of Aspire CLICK HERE. The screening will be taking place in the Community Hall, a room in the left wing of the main building. CONFIRMED.
2nd . . Shanklin Conservative Club, 6pm, Weds 18th July. For a map showing the location of Shanklin Conservative Club CLICK HERE. Wheelchair accessible. CONFIRMED.
3rd . . IOW Community Club, Cowes, 2pm, Thurs 26th July. For a map showing the location of IOW Community Club CLICK HERE. CONFIRMED.
4th . . Ventnor Arts Club, 6:30pm doors for 7pm screening, Weds 1st August. For a map showing the location of Ventnor Arts Club CLICK HERE. SEATS MUST BE BOOKED FOR THIS VIEWING, IF YOU ARE CERTAIN TO COME, PLEASE BOOK BY CLICKING THIS LINK. Not wheelchair accessible. CONFIRMED.
5th . . Riverside Centre, Newport, 2pm, Weds 15th August. For a map showing the location of the Riverside Centre CLICK HERE. Wheelchair accessible. CONFIRMED.
In the meantime, if you’d like to read some observations (well-intentioned rants perhaps?) made by an outsider with no agenda beyond trying to improve our mental health services, then please feel free to download and read the following PDF’s, entitled ‘The NHS is Constipated‘, ‘Realities on the Ground‘, ‘A Response to the Draft Action Plan‘, ‘A Big Solution‘.