Why use the same few words to describe how you are feeling, when there are so many colourful alternatives to choose from? Aidan Moesby’s periodic table categorises an expanded vocabulary to describe our emotions.
One of the most unique and innovative documentaries you will ever see, Tarnation is a mesmerising journey into the troubled minds of film maker Jonathan Caouette and his mother who lives with schizophrenia.
Artist, musician, writer and filmmaker Carol Morley returns to Manchester, where in the early 1980s five years of her life were lost in an alcoholic blur. The Alcohol Years is a poetic retrieval of that time - a search for Morley's lost self, where conflicting memories and viewpoints weave in and out, revealing a portrait of the city, its pop culture, and the people who lived it.
A hopeful comedy about a woman in recovery from trauma finding empowerment by connecting with various inspiring Joans, including Joan Collins, Joan Jett and Joan of Arc, all of whom embody elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief.
The arts are full of depictions of mental health but often created by people without lived experience. Mouthing Off asks why is it important for people who have mental health conditions to be able to tell their own stories. And what needs to change to enable this to happen?
Beatrice, an unlikely heroine in a story of not-so-everyday survival, sits in isolation, waiting for the outcome of a forced mental health assessment. She loved Bowie, the Buzzcocks and the Bay City Rollers back in the day, and now revisits a personal history she only just remembers. But there is an important detail she has forgotten, and she thinks they are putting words into her mouth.