With the much appreciated support of our charity partners, the Trustees Savings Bank, Rosehill Branch, we were able to show the film Seen but not Heard to an audience of group members, carers, volunteers and some of the bank staff. Niamh Allen and our own Katie Bedford, who were involved in the making of the film, gave a short introduction and detailed the developments since the film was made. These include funding to show the film in Lothian schools and following the positive feedback, a film for young people is to be made. The team have also developed leaflets on eating disorders for distribution in GP practices.
The film highlighted a variety of eating disorders, with both male and females featured discussing their experiences and recovery. There was some very clever imagery and time for the audience to think about what they had seen.
The film was very well received by our audience who felt it was very informative and sensitively done. It was followed with a very lively discussion afterwards and refreshments.
Many thanks to Niamh and Katie for giving up their free time to show the film.