On Thursday 28 March, NELFT had a special screening of short films made by some young people who worked with experienced filmmakers, as part of the ‘Into Film- Moving Minds’ project called ‘Safe Space’. This project was supported by our Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (EWMHS) in Essex.
Following on from the first official screening in December 2018 in Regents Park cinema, which you can read here, the film night at our headquarters here in Rainham was to celebrate the amazing achievement of the young people involved, and also applaud the staff that supported them throughout the project. Family, friends and EWMHS staff, were treated to a cinema style buffet reception which was followed by the short screening and presentation of certificates from NELFT’s Katie Lidington, who supported them throughout the project. Katie also received a special thank you from the young people and NELFT colleagues.
The night was full of surprises with actor and comedian Tom Davis, an Into Film supporter, filming a special message of thanks and support to all of the young people involved
One member of the group spoke about her involvement in the project:
“I was really nervous before attending the first session but enjoyed it and made friends who made me feel welcome.”
One proud parent, whose child was involved in the project, said:
“As the parents, we feel that making this film has contributed to improving her confidence and social skills. She has also won a Jack Petchey award for the way in which she is dealing with her mental health issues.”
If you would like to get in touch with our EWMHS service in Essex, please visit our service page at https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-ewmhs