Mental health is a big agenda these days and can affect us all at some point in our lives. For some, it can linger around for a long time and often requires interventions such as traditional therapy, prescribed drugs, support group visits, psychotherapy or even art therapy.
Though there are many reasons why we may suffer mental health issues, we believe that attitude and how we see life plays a large role. That is why CICCIC is launching its ‘Mental Health Perspective Programme’, designed to educate and illuminate a different perspective on this complex subject, but also about life itself in the modern age, and how we can adopt certain outlooks and attitudes to ensure a positive mental health.
“By no means is this a solution to the mental health issues our society faces. But unlike interventions that try to cure after the fact, we want to enlighten people about areas of life that are sometimes overlooked. Whether that be through creativity or how we manage life’s interactions. We do this with documentary films and then have discussions afterwards”Director, CICCIC, Andrew Knutt
With a monthly schedule for these events the first on Weds 15th Jan is documentary film ‘Finding Joe’. Though ideal for discussing mental health its also a great film for creative writers and individuals.
Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies and their continuing impact on our culture and indeed our life’s. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields you’ll get to see how stories affect our outlook on life and the balance we all aspire to achieve.
The second film is Weds 19th Feb with documentary film ‘In Pursuit of Silence’. This meditative film is about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives. Offering audiences, a contemplative cinematic experience, the sights and sounds of this film will work its way through frantic minds, into the quiet spaces of hearts, and help shape a new vision of being.
After each film there will be a general discussion on what thoughts and insights you may have gathered from watching the films. Discussions are moderated by CICCIC Director Andrew Knutt.
Mental Health Perspective Programme is also part of CICCIC’s Night to Day Programme.