Young People Create Animations for Hampshire CAMHS

  • Paul Gonella, Strong Island Media

As part of The ICE Project, Hampshire Cultural Trust's partnership with Hampshire Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, young people referred from Fareham and Gosport have made an original and thoughtful animation to explain CAMHS to other young people who have been referred.

The group of 12 - 18 year olds met at Ashcroft Arts Centre in October half term to work with film-maker Paul Gonella from Strong Island Media. Their film is now finished and the group attended a preview at Ashcroft on 24 November to see and celebrate their work.

The finished film will be on the Hampshire CAMHS website and played on the screens in their clinic waiting rooms: watch it here. The film aims to ease the anxieties of other young people and to answer their questions about what happens at CAMHS. This is part of The ICE Project, a three year partnership which aims to prove the benefits that arts and culture have on young people's emotional and psychological wellbeing.