YOU GOT THIS #WEEK6 – ‘Jukebox Negotiations Short Dance Film’

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This week as part of my ‘You Got This’ series I want to share with you a short dance film I filmed last year.  I was approached by my friend who owns the company ‘Palms Down Dance’ to be part of this incredible short film that showed the experiences of living with bipolar disorder.  She wanted to create a film that highlighted the disorder in a light hearted, entertaining and ‘non scary’ way.  I felt very honoured to be part of it as anything that gets people talking about mental health is so important to me.

Please watch the film below and share! Hope you enjoy it!

 

Mental health matters.  It’s so important that no one suffers alone and that they can find the strength to speak out for help.  It is not a weakness and shouldn’t be seen as anything to be ashamed of and by creating art and speaking up about it more we can try to remove the stigma around it completely.

We filmed it at ‘Bureau of Silly Ideas’ in Brixton, London and had so much fun on the days of the shoot even though we did freeze in the warehouse! Here our some ‘behind the scenes’ pics of some amazing memories…

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If you want to find out more about everyone involved with this project check out the links below :

Palms Down Dance Company –

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Proud Unicorn Productions –

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Dancers –

Helena Sowe

Daniel Clift

Dan Reilly

Bureau of Silly Ideas –

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Being a part of this short film was not only a great experience but it carried a very important message for me.  Sometimes it’s very easy to feel alone in this world and to think that just because our mental health isn’t visible, it’s not as important to talk about.  We need to work together to remove this stigma by reaching out a hand and offering an ear to someone in need and by reaching out for help when we need to.  This way we are making the world a kinder place to live in for ourselves and everyone around us.  So this week don’t be afraid to speak up about how your feeling and take the time to listen to others from a place of no judgement. We are all in this together. (I didn’t mean to quote High School Musical there, it just happened. Sorry.)

Thanks for watching and I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

YOU GOT THIS!

xxx

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Alixlouise
    February 19, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun, and it’s good that it gets a good message out there about mental health! I used to work as a support worker for mental health patients and it was heartbreaking to see the way the world treats people with mental health issues and the government doesn’t help enough either.

    I nominated you for the blogger Recognition Award – https://crutchesoflife.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/the-blogger-recognition-award/ 💜
    Alix
    xxx

    • sohelena
      February 20, 2017 / 12:15 am

      So interesting to hear you used to work in mental health. It’s so true about the stigma around mental health not being as important as other health issues. Hopefully soon it will be acknowledged just as much. Thanks lovely! Will definitely check out your post 🙂
      xxx

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