A Dark Mind

Thu 13 May 2021, 7pm
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Watch a livestream of Dami Adeyeye’s documentary about mental health in the Black community, followed by a talk hosted by journalist Ashley John-Baptiste.

A Dark Mind seeks to remove the taboo, challenge stigmas and initiate change.

In the film, British Nigerian director and producer Dami Adeyeye interviews six individuals from within the Black community.

They discuss their conditions, the stigmas they had to face when seeking help and the journeys they have been on so far.

Together with the insight and knowledge shared by four Black mental health professionals, this creates a masterful moving picture of the issue and enforces the urgency that it is indeed time for change.

The event includes a screening of A Dark Mind followed by a conversation between the event's host, Ashley John-Baptiste, Adeyeye and Natalie Creary, Programme Director for Lambeth-based mental health charity Black Thrive.

To end the evening, mental health practitioner Hari Sewell and the film's score composer, Cephas Azariah, run a short meditative session for all audience members.

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Age recommendation

For ages 16+

This broadcast is Captioned.

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The A Dark Mind film (without the talk and meditation session) is available on demand to all ticket holders for seven days after the event, with a link sent out via email after the live event.

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Contains content that some viewers may find disturbing. CW: suicide, sexual violence, postnatal depression, bipolar disorder.

If you are affected by any of the topics raised in this film, the following organisations can provide help and support.
Black and Asian Therapy Network


Mind: Text SHOUT to 85258
Samaritans: call 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Dates & times

Thu 13 May 2021, 7pm


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