Recovery Festival 2018

Recovery Festival October 2018 in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Film Society is hosting a Recovery Festival, 15 – 18 October.

The public is invited to a Recovery Festival, 15-18 October to celebrate the successes and to hear the stories of people in recovery and how they are using the arts to turn their lives around.

The programme has been designed for people in recovery, their families and carers, whether from mental illness, addiction, eating disorders, loss of vision, physical illness, surgery, even childbirth. The festival opens with a networking event at the Guildhall, Monday, 15 October at 6:30 PM.   On Wednesday evening, at the University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, key leaders from organisations dedicated to delivering recovery services to vulnerable people, their families and carers will be participating in a panel discussion with Q&A.

Our distinguished panel includes key leaders from across the city serving vulnerable people, their family and carers discussing what is happening in Portsmouth, followed by a Q&A

Roger Batterbury RMN from Healthwatch Portsmouth and REBOUND is leading the discussion.

  • Dr Aaron Pycroft, PhD, MA, University of Portsmouth, Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity
  • Carolyn Barber, Good Mental Health
  • Jo Bennett, Service Director, Portsmouth City Council
  • Lynn Evans, Founder, Rebound (for carers and families of addicts and alcoholics)
  • Toni Mason, Counsellor, ANA Treatment Centres
  • Fiona Allen Education, Training & Employment Specialist Support Worker, Portsmouth Core Homelessness Services, Hope House

Portsmouth Film Society (PFS) aim to bring awareness to all formsof recovery and this festival is a continuation of the I AM Only Human After All film making project says Cecelia Young, Chair.  It is celebration of those whohave turned their lives around and are now contributing to society, also to the organisations who continue to help those in need. Portsmouth Film Society is hosting a Recovery Festival in October with the goal of promoting the successes of various types of recovery services in Portsmouth and successes of the users of the services in many cases using the arts as a path to recovery. The festival will help raise awareness of the various services/activities in our city as part of a wider reach to help people understand the value of taking part as a route to recovery.                                       The festival is 4 days, please see the program outline below:

Monday   15 Oct        

6:30 PM                         Opening Networking and Get Together with key leaders in this area.                                               Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room at the Guildhall 

Hot drinks/cakes will be provided.  RSVP if you want to attend.  info@portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk

Tuesday   16 Oct            

4 PM                            Cooking for Health 

                                       Paulsgrove Community Centre 

Whether you are recovering from mental illness, addiction, eating disorders, physical
illness or injury, surgery or even childbirth, come and join us for a therapeutic cookery session!

Here we will be making a nutritional, affordable dish to empower your recovery, focusing on supporting your immune system, and exploring how food and nutrition can boost and enhance your recovery to
better health.

Recovery Celebration and Film Night

University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Blvd, Eldon Building Screening Room 1.10 

6 PM                            Short films from people in the Recovery

People in recovery sharing their successes using the arts followed by a film.
The ‘I am Only Human After All’ project films; Perception, Punching Bag, Billy Bum, Love at the First, and Forever will be shown.

7 PM                            A Prayer Before Dawn

The amazing true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand’s most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments “I did take a lot of drugs and I did things that I shouldn’t have done. But I was driven by a disease called addiction.” – Billy Moore.  Introduced by PFS committee member, Billy Stevenson, who is in recovery.

2018 / UK | Thai / 116m / Cert 18

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/films-from-people-in-the-recovery-tickets-51102099756

Wednesday 17 Oct     Recovery in Portsmouth Panel Session and Q&A

6 PM                            University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Blvd, Eldon Building Screening Room 1.10 

Our distinguished panel includes key leaders from across the city serving vulnerable people, their family and carers discussing what is happening in Portsmouth, followed by a Q&A.

Roger Batterbury from REBOUND is leading the discussion.

  • Dr Aaron Pycroft, PhD, MA, University of Portsmouth, Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity
  • Carolyn Barber, Good Mental Health
  • Jo Bennett, Service Director, Portsmouth City Council
  • Lynn Evans, Founder, Rebound (for carers and families of addicts and alcoholics)
  • Toni Mason, Counsellor, ANA Treatment Centres
  • Fiona Allen Education, Training & Employment Specialist Support Worker, Portsmouth Core Homelessness Services, Hope House

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recovery-in-portsmouth-panel-session-tickets-51102209083

Thursday 18 Oct         Quiz Night and Social Gathering

6 – 8 PM                         Hunter Gatherer, 249 Albert Road 

 

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