11 August 2017

Staff working in the Newham Child and Family Consultation Service were delighted to hear that their film ‘This Is My Story’ has been selected for a screening at the British Urban Film Festival taking place from 6th to 12th September.

‘This Is My Story’ was an anti-stigma project involving young people, carers, staff and film makers who came all together to develop a storyline. The film centres on the story of Chelsea, a teenager suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which makes her impulsive and makes it hard for her to concentrate.

The director of the film Vicki Kisner believes “This is a story that many young people can identify with and the film aims to raise some awareness on the issue, encouraging young people to seek help”.

CAMHS Lead Nurse Richard Simmonds and producer of the film said “We are very proud of the finished project. We plan to organise a separate screening event the next few months to showcase a number of the films we have made in CAMHS recently”.

Staff and young people who acted as advisors to the film maker will be attending its premiere at the festival. The film is due for screening on 11 September at BUFF. Tickets are available online for purchase at the festival’s website www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk .