Storytelling workshop for over 55s in Wells tackles loneliness

A group of customers from Somerset recently took part in a storytelling workshop aimed at tackling loneliness among the over 55s.

The session was hosted by our charity Aster Foundation, along with Film Crew 4u – a local business set up by Portsmouth resident Billy Stevenson as a way to use filmmaking as a form of therapy.

The workshop taught people how to use green screen technology to create a presentation about their lives. Attendees could also to share their creations and stories.

Billy said: “Pursuing my interest in filmmaking gave me the direction and purpose to stay on the right path after facing my own mental health issues and battling with alcohol dependency.

“It taught me how powerful filmmaking is as a recovery tool and I wanted to see how it could help other people who are struggling in life.”

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