Winston Churchill Fellow 2020
Due to Covid-19, all fellowships have been delayed until 2021
I'm a psychotherapist, documentary filmmaker and researcher at the University of Roehampton, London. I have been fortunate to be awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2020. Follow my blog to share my journey.
My Fellowship will involve travelling to North America to visit best practices and people in participatory methods in men’s mental health. I want to find out about different contexts and creative ways of making spaces that may enable men to help and learn from other men.
In light of Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, I am keen to find out about digital ways of engagement as well as ensure that any practices developed are inclusive as possible from conception to delivery and evaluation. This is to ensure that, in an iterative and self reflexive manner, practices are equally representative of a broad and diverse society.
The rationale driving my project takes its impetus from Men’s Health Forum's published report (2014), ‘How to make mental health services work for men’, which identifies the need for service user designed, shoulder-to-shoulder, activity-based, interventions. As an art therapist I am passionate that visual & participatory methods can creatively engage men in life sustaining services. It is crucial to research best practices from innovative leaders & projects in North America to transform men’s mental health & well-being back in the UK.
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