Broad Lane’s father created a short film about mental health !
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Justin Walker, who works in mental health services, has a passion for filmmaking and has used his creativity to produce a film with a powerful message about mental health.
Justin, from Broad Lane, created a two-minute video to show the importance of mental health professionals also talking about any wellbeing issues.
He said: “The inspiration came from recent events that set the record straight.
“I realized, for me, we are human beings; we don’t go to work and wear a uniform or a badge as mental health professionals and we aren’t affected by any mental health issues ourselves, and I think we either lost track or we just don’t think about it, and we don’t take into account our own well-being.” mental as much as we should do.”
The 42-year-old also explained how he used his filmmaking skills to underscore the message in the short film.
Justin added, “There’s a water jug on the table that’s half full, but from a character’s perspective it’s half empty and it represents the situation at that time.
“The clock is ticking for him to address his mental health issues and the fact that the rope has been laid shows that mental health problems are not just going away; they are still there and still prevalent.
“It was the best way for me to articulate my interpretation of how things are with mental health services and how all staff and professionals are human beings.”
Being open about issues can be extremely beneficial to mental health, and this father-of-two sees this firsthand on a daily basis.
Justin hopes the short film will raise awareness of employee sanity, and inspire those who may need to speak up.
He said: “The film aims to raise awareness for all mental health professionals to be aware of taking a step back and practicing a little self-care and also supporting and talking to each other.
“We all need to talk a lot and be open.
“It can save lives. If we talk about it, we can help and support people.”