Second Chance for Change: Including the Excluded Trilogy


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This double DVD is the end result of three years of ground-breaking work between ESC and the Community Forensic Mental Health Team from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust at Holywell Hospital in Antrim. These films and documentaries tell many untold stories from a group of men caught in the overlap between criminal justice and mental health. Each participant told his story in the way he wanted to tell it and gained an ASDAN Expressive Arts Award. All the publicly available films from years 1-3 are on this DVD along with 4 separate behind the scenes documentaries and testimonies of impact. The films tackle difficult topics such as self-harm, drug addiction, mental breakdown and recovery, institutionalised violence and rape.

This film-making project was core to the bid that won the overall award at the Northern Ireland Advancing Healthcare Awards (Allied Healthcare Professional Awards) 2014.