I am participating in a documentary at the basement club tomorrow

so tomorrow there is a documentary being filmed at the basement club. it is all about learning and education and how we learn at the basement club through doing groups and having a recovery space and through mentoring and having a drop in information service. The documentary will be filmed over two days. then it will go on a couple of websites including our local health executive services’s website, and unesco, which is a european website which is about community development. 3 organisations were picked to be part of this documentary. only a couple of members of the basement club were chosen though to be part of it. i was chosen which is a great honour. i’ll be talking about volunteering as an admin and how i have learned from that. on wednesday we will have an art room set up and they will be doing shots of us doing art, to show off our creativity. in a couple of weeks i will have a link to the documentary, which i will be able to show all of you. so stay tuned. i am so excited to do this. it is a great opportunity to show off the work that the basement club does. and even though we are a mental health related organisation there is much much more than just mental health recovery that goes on in here. through groups and talking and sharing information and sharing ideas we learn. some people come and participate in one or two groups and then from that are able to have the confidence to go back to college. others are able to find out through our catch ups or from the notice board what is going on in the community. then there is the whole creative side through art and creative writing and gardening and other creative projects. the 3 members who were chosen to do the interviews tomorrow will do different things. one member will go to the green ribbon garden and talk about what he has learned from being part of the gardening committee each week. then another member will go into the resource room with denise who is the co-ordinator and talk about how finding resources can be helpful in learning and she will also show how staff help members fill out forms and other documents. and then i will sit with emily in the computer room and we will talk about the newsletter and ideas for that and how me being an admin and volunteering has helped my recovery and helped me to grow. it should be a really fabulous experience. i cant wait to be part of it.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

8 thoughts on “I am participating in a documentary at the basement club tomorrow”

  1. I agree, I’m sure it will be amazing and very interesting experience for you and I wish you this. I’d be also very excited. I think they must really appreciate you if they chose you to participate in this documentary. 🙂 Congrats!

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