(1 x 12′)
Royal College of Psychiatrists / Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Nadeem: AMIRUL HUSSAIN
Parveen: AASHI JITENDER BASRA
Gita: PROMILA SAFAYA THOMAS
Jamilla: NIRMALA BANERJEE
Shabnam: NORMI KHWAJA
Doctor: Dr. IMRAN WAHEED
Written by: Dharmesh Rajput
Produced & Directed by: Sunandan Walia & Yugesh Walia
PSYCHOSIS – Nadeem’s Story is a short Urdu language film which attempts to capture the onset of Psychosis / Schizophrenia (a severe mental illness) in a young Asian man and is intended for awareness raising and as a training resource for the South Asian population living in UK and round the globe.
Whilst there have been overall improvements in the awareness, recognition and treatment of Psychosis in the UK, the BME population, especially people from the South Asian communities continue to experience increased levels of stigma and discrimination and have limited knowledge and awareness about the way severe mental illnesses like psychosis and schizophrenia may be present in young people.
This film can be disseminated to mental health charities, third sector organisations, educational institutions, places of faith, health associations, CCGs and Early Intervention Services within the Mental Health Trusts.
The film contains key messages to challenge myths around the causes and presentation of schizophrenia, highlights the importance of achieving good recovery through early engagement and treatrment with the established NHS mental health services.
You can watch the film here