Belfast Exposed Photography


Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery

Healing Through Photography Conference: Seeing Through a Different Lens 

A conference examining the use of photography to support mental health.

Keynote: Challenging Health Outcomes Integrating Care Environments for Long Term Service Users of Mental Health

The Photo Voice research project at Belfast Exposed is a feature of CHOICE (Challenging Health Outcomes – Integrating Care Environments) which is a collaborative research project with people who are long term service users of mental health services co-produced with a community coalition of mental health advocates. The Photo Voice series has been initiated at Belfast Exposed with lived experience experts who are documenting their life experiences through photography and spoken narratives. Photo Voice is a form of visual storytelling and it has been utilised for health promotion and social empowerment. The overall aim of the research is to co-produce innovative arts-based approaches to tackle social exclusion and the reduction of health inequities. CHOICE is led by Professor Gerard Leavey, Director of the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing at Ulster University. 

Link to conference website

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