Content Warning: This films covers the themes of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and drug use
Reality Theatre presents In the System, a short film by Juls Benson, which is the outcome of research carried out by Dr Rhiannon Lane of Cardiff University and funded by the Wellcome Trust. This partly verbatim work was originally performed as a play at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff and has since been adapted to an audio-play and now a short film.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness regarding the fluid nature of psychiatric diagnosis, of the divisive potential of strictly categorical notions of diagnosis, and the difficulties for those experiencing diagnostic uncertainty. A further objective is to encourage service providers to consider using diagnostic categories more flexibly, and to rethink how services might become more inclusive towards those who fall in the gaps between diagnostic categories.