Social mission:Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being
Mission Statement:The video production workshops are purposefully designed to bridge research with engagement, teach media skills and reduce loneliness in the lives of selected community groups. This social mission is being delivered through the Silent Elephant Project (SEP) – Giving marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions (and sometimes social issues) a platform, through creative and interactive short film projects.
We create fictional short films with a community group (e.g. young people, cancer survivors, elderly, etc.) to raise awareness for subject matters that relate to health and mental wellbeing. These short film projects go through 4 stages which are Pre Production, Production, Post Production and Screening. All stages permit the workshop recruits to be engaged at all levels of production from script writing, storyboarding, location scouting, filming and editing of the short film. We see that the interactivity not only creates a different level of response with research but also develops/ignites interests into subject matters relating to health and mental well being.