Caring, Connected Communities Film Launch

Caring, Connected Communities Film Launch

By Support Team on 20/05/2020

The Highlands and Islands Connections project is proud to present their short film Caring, Connected Communities. The film showcases the project’s achievements over the last year, and highlights the vital role that community connections have in improving mental health in rural areas.

Ros Halley, Highlands & Islands Community Connections Manager, said:

“I’m delighted to see our latest film Caring Connected Communities launch this week as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. The film captures examples of the range of good community work going on across our two pilot areas in the Highlands & Islands Connections Project and follows the team as they test out different ways of building more caring, connected places.

Filmed by Prancing Jack Film Productions over 12 months, the film involved many groups and organisations as well as capturing insights from national stakeholders including Clare Haughey, the Minister for Mental Health.  Mull Safe and Sound, Mull & Iona Community Trust and the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust on the Isle of Mull are just a few groups featured. In the Uists and Benbecula, Grimsay Community Association, Cothrom, Museum nan Eilean, Claddach Kirkibost Centre and Tagsa also share their experience.

Filming for the project finished just days before the country was put into lockdown due to the Coronavirus. The film is a powerful reminder of the incredible role that communities play in our mental health and a poignant reminder of how fragile our world is and how much we all miss having community connections in our everyday life.”

To learn more about the Highlands and Islands Connections project, click here.

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