This month Somerset Film is focusing on wellbeing. With the Engine Room and our vegetarian Café open for business, we want to let you know that we're #HereForYou

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As a charity we are dedicated to helping individuals and communities to have a voice and be creative with film and technology.

We're partnering with charity Heads Up and Mind in Somerset to provide certain individuals with computer tablets in order to give them access to communication, creative and mental health apps.

Whether you've received one of our tablets or not, please take a look at some of the Wellbeing resources we've come across below. Have you tried any of these? If so, did you find them helpful? Are there any apps or resources you've used that you would like us to add to the list?

We'd love to hear from you. Email info@somersetfilm.com

Click here to read the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing.

Websites: MindMental health, RCPLondon.

Apps:

Chill Panda - an app to learn calming breathing techniques.

Cove - Express yourself through creating music.

My life - meditation app.

Best self-care books to read during lockdown

YouTube Yoga Playlist:

Physical activity and mental health:

#HereForYou

This month our social media will focus on reminding you that the Engine Room continues to be here for you, regardless of whether you're able to pop in to see us in person or not.

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We'll be taking a look at some of our previous community projects, spotlighting the wide range of groups and individuals we've worked with.

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We'll keep you updates on the Café menu. Remember, no appointment needed for the café!

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Ania, Café Manager

Keeping busy, learning and staying creative all have an impact on your wellbeing, that's why we'll keep you updated and motivated by sharing our upcoming events, courses and activities. Click here to see our full brochure of events.

Last but not least, Engine Room staff members will be sharing some of their thoughts on re-opening, wellbeing and what it's like for them during this unprecedented time.

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Somerset Film on Wellbeing

Change Step: A film that illustrates the challenges that can be experienced during and after transition from the services, with a focus on mental health.

Creative Network with Richard Crowe: A conversation about mental health impact on the creative process.

Creative City: Bridgwater Locals with mental health difficulties explore creativity through African Drumming, song writing and image making workshops.

A list of films to watch about Mental health and Wellbeing:

1. Silver Linings Playbook - "After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own". Available to watch on Amazon Prime.

2. A beautiful Mind - "This is a powerful story played by Russell Crowe about a man who is a brilliant mathematician making groundbreaking contributions whilst experiencing life with schizophrenia" (mentalhealth.org). Available to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

3. Good Will Hunting - This is a classic film that explores the importance of therapy. Available to watch on Amazon Prime and Netflix.