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film as therapy

Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story (2011)

Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story is an innovative example of arts in health, working with young people with cancer and their families. We worked with the Social work department in the Cancer Centre of the Belfast City Hospital in 2011. They were supported by other staff in the Macmillan Support and Information Centre, the Cancer Centre and the Tower Block of the same hospital, to enable young people battling with cancer to share their experiences through film. The participants were given the choice to make a short film about any experience in their lives. They all chose to talk about their experiences of cancer, in their own words. Three stories grew out of this group and are captured in this film. We are grateful to St James Place Foundation, the Belfast Trust and The Community Foundation for NI for supporting this project.