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TeaTalks & Community Conversations with... A Hare Krishna (part 2). Talking about Personal Development & Community Responsibility. A Personal & Community Development series of stories and conversations covering topics such as Mental Health, Building Resilience, Life, Loss and Grief, Substance Misuse and Recovery, Community and Grassroots action, told from individual and unique perspectives.
In this episode, we are at part 2 of a conversation about The Self, Community and the Soul with the teachings of Gadai Gauranga Das (Gavin Handrie) of the Blackpool Hare Krishna Community.
This film takes a look at the community, the self and the soul from the perspective of the Blackpool Hare Krishna Community. By hearing each other's stories, sharing parts of our lives, our thoughts, ideas and beliefs we begin to see each other in a more authentic and human way. In this regard, I invite you to listen Gavin speak about community and individual wellbeing from the unique perspective of Hare Krishna.
This film illustrates the power of art to inspire children in the process of science to make art. filmed at "The Grange Park Gloop Club" in August 2018 each workshop is oversubscribed and it is self-evident just how much of an impact these workshops have on the children of Grange Park.
I can never predict how these TeaTalks will turn out, but what I do know is they are always magical storytelling moments, enlightening, moving, honest and passionate. By the end of the workshop strangers and friends alike have shared personal stories, thoughts, ideas and dreams on what matters most to them and their community.
So how do we encourage people to speak up about their mental health? well maybe we don't, or better but not in the way we are presently trying to do so. What if we encouraged people experiencing mental health issues to join peer groups of other people experiencing mental health problems and got them to do something fun, or relaxing together, something that means something to them?
There are some amazing grassroots projects doing great things to change the lives or the systems of our town. Here are just a few. Its not all negative doom and gloom in Blackpool.
The STAR group in Blackpool is one such group, formed in 2018 as a direct response to Mental Health Services lack of positive encouragement and support for members as a group, STAR like all adventures and positive deviants went out on their own...this is a short film about why peer support matters to them.
Adam is 18. Whilst many young people are preparing for their future, having adventures, forming relationships, love, or just worrying about what to wear for the next night out...Adams life tumbled down the rabbit hole into a living nightmare of Groundhog Day futility. In this short story.
Episode One opens with conversations about Mental Health. Filmed at Crafty B's art table in Central Library Blackpool, people with lived experience of Mental Health Systems discuss the good as well as the stuff that might need improving.
This epsidoe opens with conversations about Mental Health Systems and services. Filmed at Crafty B's art table in Central Library Blackpool, people with lived experience of Mental Health Systems discuss the good as well as the stuff that might need improving.
A small preview of a forthcoming series of filmed community conversations. Giving a voice to our community, encouraging conversation, debate or the sharing of experience & story can have profound effects on the well-being.
Bohemia is a project based in Blackpool, England created by a partnership of people from three grassroots organizations (Naked, wild & free, The gathering fields & elephant, creative thinking). Our goal is to bring their diverse & eclectic mix of skills, under one roof stir in a healthy dose of community.
Blackpool has a vibrant "Do It Yourself" Grassroots community. A Grassroots community consists of Non-Profit projects, small businesses, individuals and group of like minded peers who come together to provide activities, support, help and kindness to others in their community often for free.
Tracy is one of those ladies who give so much back to her community (Blackpool). As well as running (alongside partner in crime Sherri) Crafty B's Art and Talk group from Central Library Blackpool, she also raises money for our charity and good causes.
Mr.Miller was an amzing wordsmith, an exceptional singer-song writer from Blackpool who had been caught up in a multiple complex life for many years. Through working with Blackpool Fulfilling Lives Mr.Miller has re-discovered his love for music and in just a few months period is back gigging again after many years of absence.
Tracy lived a very complex & difficult life with its problems originating in her early childhood experiences. Without support Tracy's life spiralled out of control. So, can people change from the most chaotic in society to healthy happy contributors to our community? This is Tracy's story
The National Expert Citizens Group is an independent body of people who are in or have recovered from multiple complex issues such as a combination of mental health & addiction, or homelessness or other life disabling issues.