Shot on the grounds of what was once a hospital, built in 1916 to treat injured servicemen, this short film aims to challenge the stigma and discrimination held towards those of us who live with the challenges of a mental health diagnosis. The film is inspired by the possibility that, despite our many differences, our personal struggles could be what unites us rather than separates us. A powerful idea at a time of social and political uncertainty, particularly within the United Kingdom.
Project Embrace's journey began in 2012 when its first initiative The Pocket Advocate was awarded an innovation and development grant of £80K from the London Borough of Camden, which was match funded by Project Embrace with a further investment of £130K.
The Pocket Advocate has since been used by a variety of local and national organisations, including Rethink Mental Illness and Wish, to raise awareness and provide support for people in a range of environments including education, healthcare, probation, employment, and the workplace.
Following our work with The Pocket Advocate Project Embrace collaborated with award winning Director Tatiane Feres, to produce a short film with the aim to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental health.
In the same year Project Embrace began its work with the University of the Arts London to translate and pilot The Pocket Advocate for students and staff.
In 2017 Featurist funded the technical development
and delivery of The Pocket Advocate's online service.
The work that has been achieved would not have been possible without the generous donations from members of the public, who it is an honour and privilege to serve. Equally, the selfless contributions of so many volunteers continue to drive and inspire this work forward. Special thanks to: Josh Chisolm, Max Gooding, Matthew Peltier, Arati Thapa, Moira Dennison, Peter & Frances Kandler, James Ware, Silvia Baumgart, Gee Lam, Danielle Singer Moore, Jane Banks, Paras Sood, Moira Matthews, Hari Sewell, Joel Karamath, Kate Wood and Johanna Dench.
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between the individual, their community and the local services available to them. Through a creative, as opposed to a clinical approach, the format and aim of the Pocket Advocate is to inspire a sense of pride and achievement rather than being an impersonal document that gets lost and forgotten about"