But I’m Here For Mental Health

News — By on November 4, 2016 9:43 am

Before the stark revelations shown in Ken Loach’s new film “I, Daniel Blake”, in 2013 Tyneside Mind commissioned a film to explore the catastrophic impact of the current Work Capability Assessment process and those suffering from mental illness. It was produced by Meerkat films in partnership with Helix Arts with assistance from grant funding by Millfield House Foundation.

This short film follows the stories of June, Alan and Phil as they try to manoeuvre their way through the process which is actually slowing people’s transition back to work. The actors in the film represent first-hand accounts of service-users’ experiences of the Work Capability Assessment. Many people find the process of going through the WCA upsetting and difficult. These emotions are reflected in this film highlighting the fact many find the WCA process stressful, insensitive, inaccurate and unfair.

Please note that the film does contain references to suicide and scenes of hopelessness which some people may find distressing.

We need urgent reform and if more people watch this film, we can increase the pressure for change. To watch the film, please follow the link below:

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

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