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27 Aug 2020

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Alexis has never had an easy time opening up about mental health. How could you, when every conversation needs an interpreter and nobody seems to take your problems seriously? Luckily, they might have found the perfect person to talk to. Now if they can just stop the video call from playing up... Performing in BSL, Brooklyn Melvyn features in an entertaining short from writer Bea Webster, directed by Emily Ingram.

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Solar Bear with support from Hopscotch Films.

"Deaf people are much more likely than their hearing peers to have depression and anxiety, and on top of that the access to mental health for Deaf people is even poorer, so it usually creates a lot of isolation, especially in lockdown. As someone who has depression and anxiety, it’s been incredibly challenging to access mental health services in lockdown, and it was almost a derailment to my mental health trying to access it. So I wanted to write about my personal experience to highlight the issue that Deaf people have in accessing mental health, and I thank National Theatre of Scotland for giving me an opportunity to do so."

Bea Webster, Writer


Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund

The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who have been hardest hit financially and are experiencing drastic economic and emotional hardship.

All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support for those most impacted within Scotland, be they actors, writers, creatives, musicians, technicians or any others within our industry.

A sector-wide call out with information and details of how to apply for support from the SFS Hardship Fund will be was launched in August 2020. Applications to the fund closed on Friday 4th September. The McGlashan Charitable Trust are dispersing the money raised and will communicate funding decisions no later than Friday 9th October.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation to the Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund. Thank you for your support.

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