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An Open Door wins Community Award at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2019

Date posted: 27 April 2019

An Open Door: A film by Aoise Tutty on 49 North Street.

‘An Open Door,’ a short film exploring Skibbereen’s pioneering adult mental health service, 49 North Street, has won the Community Award at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2019. Directed by Aoise Tutty and produced by Tamlyn Griggs, the film will be screened at the festival on 5 May in Glasgow.

49 North Street provides a space for hope and recovery for the local community. An initiative of the HSE’s Cork Mental Health Services, 49 North Street is a dedicated creativity and wellness hub serving communities in West Cork, and uses models of co-production and collaboration as its foundation. 49 North Street aims to create a space where learning, therapeutic activities, creative expression and diversity can flourish. Reflecting on darker times, the participants of ‘An Open Door’ discuss the importance of 49 North Street in their lives.

By providing a space that welcomes creative expression, and allows ideas and community to flourish, the film poses the question: ‘How can we continue to bridge the gap between the stigma often associated with “Mental Health” and a more universally identifiable journey of “wellbeing”?’

‘An Open Door’ has been funded by Cork and Kerry Community Healthcare Mental Health Services.

Screening at SMHAF 2019 
Includes a Q&A featuring An Open Door director Aoise Tutty. 
Date / Time: Sunday 5 May at 2pm
Venue: Flourish House, 23–25 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DR
Free, booking information:
https://www.mhfestival.com/events/glasgow/484-community-counts-2019

For more information about 49 North Street see:
https://thewellbeingnetwork.ie/about-49-north-street/
https://www.facebook.com/49NorthStreet

An Open Door, Trailer: https://vimeo.com/292575511

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