Barbicania: an insight into a community

I was asked to take part in a film about the Barbican and to comment on the community from a psychotherapist's point of view. The resulting film by Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine, Barbicania, is full of humanity and insight. It was commissioned by the Barbican's visual arts team to accompany their current exhibition Constructing Worlds. The screenings were sold out, a dvd will be available soon. Here's the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vpokrTbKHs

Rethink Mental Health: Finding 'Mike' film

Just watched rethink mental health's documentary about Jonny Benjamin's search to find the man who talked him out of ending his life by jumping off Waterloo Bridge. Jonny had just been diagnosed with schizophrenia and felt suicidal. This film tells the tale of two extraordinary men;  Jonny and his determined fight to come to terms with his diagnosis whilst also becoming a campaigner to help destigmatise those with mental health issues, and Neil Laybourn, aka 'Mike'  who, with his act of kindess and bravery, has joined Jonny in helping to change many, many lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7MKsj8sWM