Film-maker CJ Barton interviewed people with lived experience of homelessness, sharing their stories with us, through the medium of film.
To help foster reflective discussions with your friends, peers or colleagues, we have prepared a discussion guide, which includes some suggested questions. You can also find further information and resources on inclusion health at the bottom of the page.
You are free to show this film at your training events, under our CreativeCommons licence.
Some suggestions to help with hosting a viewing and reflective discussion:
The purpose of this discussion guide is to provide you with some tips and advice which you may find useful in facilitating a discussion following viewing of the film. It includes how to manage challenging or conflicting opinions and questions to use within your discussion groups.
Here are some suggested questions that you can use to facilitate a discussion. Feel free to choose any that you feel will work well. These could also be used for self-reflection.
Using Sli.do or similar for sharing ideas can also work well.
Facilitating a discussion on sensitive issues such as mental health, exclusion, trauma, or suicide can be emotionally charged, particularly if friends/peers/colleagues have differing views and perspectives. However, it's important to have these conversations and that they are managed with consideration to avoid perpetuating negative feelings, stereotypes or creating rifts between people.
The following points may be useful to consider when facilitating a difficult discussion:
We'd love to know how you might plan to use the film in your organisation/place of work, or if you have a question for us about how best to use this film and how you might involve people with lived experience in staff development.
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Less? Film and we will get back to you.