Free public festival explores societal, mental and physical health issues
The annual One in Four Film Festival hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will return next week in conjunction with World Mental Health Day.
Organised by Comensus volunteers, who work with health and social care students to provide access to real-life experiences, the three-day film festival will begin on Monday, 9 October. The free event showcases films exploring societal, mental and physical health issues.
Comensus Co-ordinator Janet Garner helped to organise the event.
"... the festival aims to foster open dialogue and dismantle the stigma associated with mental health."— Comensus Co-ordinator Janet Garner
She said: “Under the banner of World Mental Health Day, this 18th edition of The One in Four Festival continues to bring together UCLan students, staff, and the community to highlight mental health conditions through the power of film.
“By doing so, the Festival aims to foster open dialogue and dismantle the stigma associated with mental health.”
Each film will be followed by an audience debate, covering the topics highlighted in the film.
All are free but people are asked to register via Eventbrite.
Monday 9 October, 5.30pm, Harrington Lecture Theatre – Marvellous
Wednesday 11 October, 1.30pm, Adelphi Building Lecture Theatre 1 – The Father