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  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    Film : Evelyn (12A)

    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    ManHealth and The Witham join forces with the makers of Academy-Award-winning documentary Evelyn. Evelyn is a powerful story about a family bereaved by suicide. The film follows the family on a hike across the UK, and documents their bereavement process as three siblings confront a past they’d previously found hard to discuss, while repairing fractures in their own relationships. The beautiful film has Oscar-winning director, and Evelyn’s older brother, Orlando von Ensiedel, at the helm. “Suicide affects thousands of lives in the UK every year, and remains the single biggest killer of men under 49 In 2017 there were 4,383 male suicides in the UK. Awareness and the prominence of this issue is growing and we believe that’s partly down to projects like Evelyn that force us to confront a subject which we, as a society, shy away from. We’re proud to be working alongside the Evelyn team and we believe the film will help people tragically bereaved by suicide.” 

    ManHealth run peer support groups for men with Depression and other Mental Health conditions. The project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The groups are open to men affected by depression and other mental health conditions to share friendship and support. All ManHealth groups are run by men with lived experience of mental ill health. The groups are designed to provide an opportunity to meet new friends, helping to end the social stigma, and loneliness of mental ill health.

    All profits from ticket sales will go to support ManHealth.

    Running time: 90 mins with 10 mins extra footage from ManHealth