Limerick Youth Service(LYS) in partnership with the HSE’s Midwest Community Healthcare, has produced Our Story, a hard hitting and evocative short film that addresses the prejudice faced by young people from the Travelling Community, its effects on their mental health and how they are trying to overcome it.
Written by and featuring teenagers and young adults with the Travelling Community, the short film highlights the challenges young Travellers face in terms of mental health support-from outside and indeed, within their community.
Throughout the piece the young adults speak openly about their own mental health and the discrimination they have faced in the education system and in society in general.
The video was supported by the National Social Inclusion Office with funding through Dormant Accounts.
Further information and resources from the project are available here