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Mental Illness and homelessness, the causes and consequences of living on the streets.

Two documentaries created for Shelter, focusing on the themes of mental illness and homelessness.

Filmed for Shelter, the documentary explores the Manchester Homelessness Charter's Mental Health Action Group and the issues that surround people who experience mental health and homelessness issues. The aim of this was to raise social awareness of mental ill-health, and how it can be both a cause and consequence of homelessness.

Throughout the film we hear the real lived experience from those who’ve needed support from homelessness and mental health systems, and how being in a system can be the point where people have felt most excluded from their society. Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and other professionals working in services also share their passion and belief in what the Action Group can achieve.

Premiered and screened at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Docademia Festival, New York.

Over the course of their eight-year programme, spanning 2014-2022, Shelter will have had meaningful contact with at least 600 people going through recovery or rehabilitation in Manchester.

'Ideal Manchester' focuses on key workers and service users in Manchester. In this documentary we discover what the city needs to do in order to change for the better, and the journey that it will take to get there.

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