VMHS Legacy Project

HD video, stereo sound, with subtitles
16 mins 34 secs
Vietnamese Northern Lullaby (Ru con miền bắc) sung by: Koa Pham
Sound design: Rob Szeliga
Vietnamese translation: Mai-Thi Nguyen

Commissioned by the Vietnamese Mental Health Services (VMHS) to coincide with the closure of the organisation.

This film explores the history and legacy of the VMHS, a mental health charity set up in 1989 in the UK for Vietnamese communities, weaving interviews with service users and director, Jack Shieh OBE.

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Film stills

Film screening at the Vietnamese Mental Health Services 35th Anniversary and Farewell Party on Friday 15th September 2023

Reimagining Vietnamese Mental Health Workshop at the Vietnamese Mental Health Services and Downside Fisher Youth Club on Sunday 1st October 2023

Excerpts from ‘How to Sleep Faster- Issue 14- Art and Mental Health in Crisis’ edited by Maggie Matić, published by Arcadia Missa Press. Available to buy in all art gallery shops and book launch at Arcadia Missa Gallery on Saturday 10th February 2024 from 2pm-4pm with readings.