The charitable sector here in Guernsey is buoyant to say the least. One charity doing tremendous things with little resource is the team at Guernsey Mind. Formed in 1977, they campaign for change here in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. In the latter months of 2015 they contacted me, after meeting them for the first time after filming for the Guernsey Community Foundation, as they were keen to highlight a few individuals with mental health issues that have positive messages to share.

Meeting with the three individuals, who served as individual subjects for my videos, demonstrated what tremendous people each of them are in their own regard. They all had a fascinating story to tell and once again it was tough to decide what part of their story made the final cut.

I am sure that the videos with Albi, Toni and Jo will just be the beginning of a heightening public awareness around the mental health issues affecting islanders here in the Bailiwick. In early April the three videos premiered at Les Coils at a public event where Toni, Albi & Jo were announced as the first Guernsey Mental Health Champions.

Equipment

  • Rode NTG 4+
  • Sony PXW-Z100
  • Manfrotto 546GBK Tripod & 504HD Head
  • Rode Filmmaker Kit

Location

  • Guernsey