Gowrie Care celebrates success at TPAS Awards



(from left) Fiona Holt, session worker; George Meechan, Animation/Futures client; Megan Appleton, session worker; Iona Summerton, project worker
(from left) Fiona Holt, session worker; George Meechan, Animation/Futures client; Megan Appleton, session worker; Iona Summerton, project worker

Gowrie Care’s Dundee Futures team walked away winners at the TPAS National Good Practice Awards on Friday.

Dundee Futures were announced winners in the best practice in equality and diversity category because of their work to improve the lives of people who have been affected by homelessness, social isolation or poverty.

The judges were particularly impressed with work carried out earlier this year to produce a short stop motion animation film and blog aimed at breaking down stigma surrounding mental health.

Fiona Holt, Dundee Futures sessional worker, said: “The 3 minute stop motion animation, The Ballad of Polly and Nelly, was produced by the team and three local people we were working with.

“The group combined personal stories and experiences to develop the film which takes a lighter look at the issues of mental health.”

“To produce the 3 minute film we had to create over 4000 individual frames by hand and completed the work over 9 weeks, working 4 hours each week. During this time we provided a safe and structured environment in which clients explored their own mental health, considered the wider context of mental health in society and how best to get their message across.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOF4xqjzwos

The Ballad of Polly and Nelly



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