WALSALL CDT ALONGSIDE WALSALL TEACHING PRIMARY CARE TRUST, NHS WALSALL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WALSALL LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP ARE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A EDUCATIONAL DVD TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION FOR BME COMMUNITIES.
The first phase of the project involved consultation and research with health staff, service users, GP’s and local community which was led by BME Community Mental health development workers and Graduate Mental Health Workers from the tPCT.
The film script was devised by Round Midnight Ltd in response to the findings of the consultation and with input from the project steering group representatives. The script has been proofed by many local health professionals to ensure it is an accurate portrayal of the local situation and local services available.
The film consists of a series of interrelated case studies illustrating different aspects of depression. The dialogue will be in Urdu with English subtitles. The drama will be supported with information about treatments and recovery including interviews with health professionals.
A supporting brochure will give explanatory background information, an overview of depression and signpost further sources of information and support.
The DVD will be showcased On March 11th at Forrest Arts Centre Walsall.