New Oxleas film highlights the importance of early intervention in psychosis

Dan Hamilton pictured with the film poster at Oxleas' Annual Members' Meeting
Dan Hamilton pictured with the film poster at Oxleas' Annual Members' Meeting

A film has been added to the trust website that breaks new ground for Oxleas. For unlike the 50 plus information films already there, it uses drama to get its message across.

The film Making sense of psychosis was a collaboration between the Early Intervention Team and the Communications department. Filmed on location in south east London, it tells the story of Dave, a young man who has just left hospital, who is not at first keen to attend appointments with the Early Intervention Team. It follows him as he gradually engages with the service and discovers how it can help him. The film is intended for young people – up to the age of 35 - who have been referred to an early intervention team and for anyone who wants to learn more about what these teams do.

Making sense of psychosis was premiered to great acclaim at Oxleas’ Annual Members’ Meeting in September 2011. Following the screening, there was a lively question and answer session led by Dan Hamilton, the star of the film, and supported by members of the Early Intervention Team.

As well as being aimed at young people experiencing psychosis and their carers, it is hoped that the film will become a valuable resource for early intervention teams around the country.

Published on 7th December 2011