After a short introduction about the links between gambling addiction and mental health, Three Sides of the Coin (3SOC - SHARC) will screen two 5min lived experience recovery gamble video stories (artistically crafted with animation and music), created by 3SOC artistic director in collaboration with the storytellers. Each storyteller will be present on line for QandA and discussion after their video is screened.
3SOC is recognized as a successful model for Professional Development in allied sectors (mental health, drugs, alcohol, family violence, criminal justice). Our work raises awareness about gambling harm, highlighting its intersectionality, reduces stigmas, humanizes the people behind the addiction, encourages help-seeking, and frames gambling as a public health issue.
https://threesidesofthecoin.org.au/video-stories/ scroll to watch trailer.
Catherine Simmonds OAM is the artistic director of Three Sides of the Coin. Her focus is the space between the ‘lived experiences’ of communities and the language of art. For 3 decades she has provided people with a creative space in which to ‘discover the need to speak and speak the unspoken’. She works together with participants to transform their stories into theatre. https://actinconnection.com/