Event to explore mental health in the media The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Mental health issues and their depiction on film and TV will be discussed at a public event at our University on Tuesday 21 November.

It will question whether mental health and illness are depicted well on screen and – if not - what can be done about it.

Mental health campaigner, Julian Harrison will be ‘in conversation’ with journalist John Coster, from the Documentary Media Centre in Leicester, and discussing ‘the Good, the Bad and the Ugly' from television and film over the last 20 years.

The free event takes place from 6pm-8pm Lecture Theatre 2, George Davies Centre (formerly known as the Centre for Medicine), University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd, Leicester LE1 7HA.  Tuesday 21 November is also United Nations World Television Day.

The talk occurs during Documentary Media Month, and coincides with United Nations World Television Day which focuses on global citizens to observe stories of real people, places and events worldwide.

This free event is a function of the 8th Leicester Doc Film Festival (1st-30th November) which covers four separate areas to illustrate documentary film, photography, audio and new media.

Dr Marie Nugent, Public Engagement Manager for the College of Life Sciences, said: “This event is an exciting addition to our current Wellbeing Matters campaign which aims to promote and normalise open discussion about mental health.”