The Lights! Camera!ACTION! campaign is broadcasting from Rhondda Cynon Taf today. Themobile studio is on location at HafalRCT in Aberaman.
· RCT service user Gerwyn Jones has beenspeaking to camera about how talking to people in the community about hisillness has been an empowering and therapeutic experience: click here to watch.
· RCT service user Ioan Bevan has received excellentmental health services but is finding that access to key health professionalsisn’t as straightforward as it used to be: clickhere to see the film blog.
The Lights!Camera! ACTION! campaigncalls upon services across Wales to deliver on the new MentalHealth Measure and Strategy. In the past two years service usersand carers have successfully campaigned for the new law and policy. Now theseare in place it’s time to turn words into action: hence Lights! Camera! ACTION!
The campaign is supported by mental health charities Bipolar UK, Hafal and the Mental Health Foundation. Our mobilestudio will be on location at 22 local county events taking place throughoutthe summer. The campaign will conclude with a red-carpet event at the Senedd onWorld Mental Health Day in October.
The campaign has been endorsed by Diverse Cymru who will be helping toensure that it reaches out to minority and disadvantaged communities. Thecampaign has received funding from the Big Lottery who have awarded agrant to purchase video cameras and technical equipment for all 22 counties.
Tofind out more about the campaign please click here.