Calling all budding actors, directors, camera people, script writers, sound technicians and anyone who would like to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT+ people.

We're really excited to have been selected as one of the groups to work with the experienced team from Iris in the Community and make a film for "Stand Up! for emotional health & well-being". The Iris Prize is an international LGBT+ film festival based in Cardiff and Iris in the Community is Big Lottery funded to work with communities across Wales to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT+ people and to enable people to develop skills in the media industry. Previous participants have been very positive about how the project has helped them to develop confidence as well as film-making skills.

At this stage we're gauging interest to decide where our first planning meeting will be held to come up with a concept for our film and are looking for all creative folk to come along and chip in with your thoughts to help us write the storyline. We'll be spending around 5-6 hours on this, with a break for lunch. You do not have to be a part of the LGBT+ community to take part, although if you are, so much the better! We could explore issues to do with sexuality and emotional well-being, bullying, coping with stigma and discrimination or something completely different - we have a blank page to get creative with!

Depending on interest, we are hoping to run two film-making groups: one in South Powys and one in North Powys to give as many people as possible an opportunity to take part.

After we've come up with our concept, and developed the story, we'll book a date for filming. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in operating a camera; sound; directing and/or acting by working with industry professionals. This would be a full day's work and then the experienced Iris editors will edit the film into its final form. Editing takes place at their base in Cardiff but there might be opportunities for people to go along to watch the editing process, if this would be of interest.

The final element of the project is a mini-Iris film festival and there will be opportunities to get involved to help to plan this event and select the programme from the Iris Prize archive of short films. 

Please contact Anne Woods to express interest in getting involved in this exciting project, whether you want to commit to the whole project or just a small part.

Initially, we will assess where in Powys the majority of people are based and decide where would be the most sensible place to host the first meeting to talk about concept ideas and think about possible filming locations. Travel expenses can be reimbursed and we can explore options to make sure that nobody is excluded from the project because of where they live. No-one will have to appear on camera if they don't want to and attending the first meeting does not commit you to anything more. Anne is happy to talk the project through with you to help you to decide whether it's something that you would like to take part in. Hope to have you on board!

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Depression Busting Course (2 days)

Monday 26 February 2018

Newtown

Stand Up! For Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Monday 26 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers - Welshpool

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Sessions

Monday 26 February 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Time Management Course

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

2018 National Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

London

Meal Deal (Chinese Buffet)

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

My Memory – Gentle exercise with Julia Gorman

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Applied Suicide Intervention (ASIST) training (2 days)

Thursday 1 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Caring for those who Care

Friday 2 March 2018

Hosted by Hafal-Crossroads in Newtown to celebrate and show appreciation of unpaid Carers (past and present) and the people for whom they care

Ghost Walk of Newtown

Monday 5 March 2018

With Rory Evans

Yoga (every Tuesday)

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Newtown

MIND Community Wellbeing Cafe, Crickhowell

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Weekly get together for people suffering from anxiety

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Newtown

Disability Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Friendship Cafe

Friday 9 March 2018

Newtown

Stand Up! For Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday 13 March 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers - Newtown

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Machynlleth

My Memories – Knighton Museum and coffee shop

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Depression Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 15 March 2018

Guilsfield

Everyday Mindfulness with Amanda Roberts

Monday 19 March 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Newtown Music Group

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Dementia Carers' Group

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Ystradgynlais

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Caersws

Consultation - Present & Future Services

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Consultation of Carers - what works well, not so well and any ideas about future services

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Awareness Training

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

My Memories – Sugar Craft with Mel

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Sessions

Thursday 29 March 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

MIND Community Wellbeing Cafe, Crickhowell

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Weekly get together for people suffering from anxiety

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Newtown

Building Self Worth Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Session

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 19 April 2018

Guilsfield

Compassionate Mental Health Conference (2 days)

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brecon, Powys

80's Disco Night

Saturday 28 April 2018

Newtown

Stress & Anxiety Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Mental Health Today Wales 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Conference in Cardiff

Public Health Network Cymru - Sustainability Showcase 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Managing Depression Course (3 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Presteigne

THRIVE Course (5 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Tuesday 3 July 2018

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