Free film screening for Cardiff residents

20 May 2016

mental health

The University is hosting a free screening of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out for Cardiff residents to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.

The film, which thoughtfully considers the emotions and mental wellbeing of a child, is being shown by the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) with support from the University’s Community Gateway engagement project.

The event aims to introduce basic concepts of mental health to a younger audience while helping to build links between NCMH, residents from the University’s communities, Community Gateway and Cardiff University students studying relevant subjects.

Students from Schools such as Healthcare Sciences and staff from the University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute have been invited to volunteer at the event alongside the NCMH team.

The film tells the story of a young girl, Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco.

Riley is guided by her emotions, characters called Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness who live inside her mind and help her to navigate the ups and downs of everyday life.

Inside Out will be shown on Saturday 21 May at the Hadyn Ellis Building.

The National Centre for Mental Health is a collaboration between Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales. It works to research the causes of a range of mental health problems and to raise awareness of mental health issues in Wales.

Community Gateway is building a long-term partnership with residents in the Cardiff suburb of Grangetown to make the area an even better place.

It is one of the University's five flagship engagement projects, otherwise known as its Transforming Communities programme.

The University is working with Welsh Government and communities in Cardiff, Wales and beyond in areas including health, education and wellbeing.

This includes supporting Cardiff Capital Region, connecting communities through hyperlocal websites, building community engagement models and helping reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.