25 June 2020
The III Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL"
The III Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" will open the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century on 25 June 2020 in Moscow, Russia.
"Docu-MENTAL" is a panorama of feature and documentary films about and BY people with special mental health needs.
"Docu-MENTAL" is a platform for open discussion where well-known film critics, mental health specialists and non-specialists enable viewers to analyze the characters' personalities and their perception of the world for mutual understanding and benefits.
"Docu-MENTAL" is a joint project with the Film Platform "Pilgrim", which shows the lives of people with special mental health needs, their hobbies, thus changing the attitude towards them, their lives and roles in society.
"Docu-MENTAL" is an international contest of short fiction and non-fiction films about and BY people with mental disorders and developmental disabilities, which is supported by: the Film Platform "Pilgrim", the Company "Festagent", the Moscow Film School, and the Gorky Film Studio.
“"All this time, while I was examining films, I was in a very difficult situation – I wanted to hug each participant and give everyone the highest rating. It's a huge deal what you do. You spend your talent, your gift, and everyone who sent their films has both talent and gift. I saw it, I can confirm it. You are talking about a very important topic, which is now very few people know how to really understand. And which will undoubtedly be the most important trend of the next decade, and maybe even decades," - said Katerina Gordeeva, Russian journalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, jury member of the II Contest "Docu-MENTAL" (2018).
26 June 2020
The II National Awards Ceremony “Harmony”
The National Awards Ceremony "Harmony" is a prestigious Russian national event at which the most distinguished professionals from various fields, including public health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychology, education & science, arts & culture, economics & politics, law & social welfare, sport, business, civil society, and the media receive official public recognition for significant contributions to mental health.
Russian and international professional associations & NGOs, state institutions in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social security, psychology, science & education, arts & culture, law & economics, media, and sports, and/or voluntary groups of mentally ill, including their relatives, and/or persons with mental health needs are invited to nominate individuals or organizations for the Award.
26-28 June 2020
VI All-RUSSIAN FESTIVAL OF MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
The FESTIVAL OF REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS is an annual project of the Union for Mental Health of Russia aimed at improving the health and quality of life of people suffering from mental disorders through the development of the system of rehabilitation services, as well as community-oriented psychiatric care and social protection.
The VI All-Russian Festival of Rehabilitation Programs for People with Mental Health Needs will take place on 26-28 June 2020 with the participation of medical and non-medical specialists in the field of mental health as well as non-specialists, including people with mental health special needs and their families, and volunteers.
The Festival will present the Arts & Crafts Fair For and With People with Mental Health Needs. It will be an amazing journey full of various master classes, extraordinary music, dance and theatre shows, arts & photo exhibitions, and special souvenirs.
26 – 28 June 2020
MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADORS
The "Mental Health Ambassadors" Program brings together distinguished people who are committed to make a feasible contribution to raising public awareness about mental health and improvement of health and well-being of people with mental disabilities.