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Reimagining LGBTQI+ Wellbeing and Mental Health

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08 November 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



A half-day event to reflect with LGBT+ local communities about Wellbeing and Mental Health from the perspective of Social Sciences and Arts.

The event includes the screening of two films made by Manchester-based social scientists/ visual anthropologists working collaboratively with LGBTQ+ participants: ‘My Recoverist Family’ by Prof. Amanda Ravetz (MMU), and ‘This is My Face: What Lies inside a Journey with HIV’ by Dr. Angélica Cabezas (UoM). The documentary films, which explore intimate journeys of recovery and sense making in relation to illness, will stimulate a dialogue about wellbeing with LGBT+ communities, facilitated by the researchers themselves.

The event will include a workshop run by artist and founding Director of Portraits of Recovery, (PORe) Mark Prest, himself a man in recovery, who will lead a hands-on workshop session with participants at the event. In this workshop, participants will explore their emotional and social landscape using in-situ aspects of arts methods (in particular photography) of the same kind used by the researchers during the making of their visual research outputs. Prest was both participant and commissioner of the film ‘My Recoverist Family’.