Broadley Studios, driven by its commitment to supporting impactful projects, partnered with CAMS (Crisis Assessment and Management Service) and Sobriety Films, a renowned film production company, to create a series of training films focused on suicide prevention within the NHS community. This case study highlights the successful collaboration between Broadley Studios, CAMS, Sobriety Films, and the visionary leader Prof Zaffer Iqbal. Together, we have created a valuable resource for clinicians.
CAMS is a dedicated organisation specialising in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Under the leadership of Prof Zaffer Iqbal, CAMS provides support and training to mental health professionals within the NHS. Their innovative approaches, including drama role-play in a therapeutic setting, aim to enhance therapeutic interventions and reduce the risk of suicide.
Sobriety Films, led by founder Maddie Kitchen, is a social enterprise that utilises film to raise awareness and promote recovery from addiction, mental health issues, and trauma. Recognised for their storytelling expertise and cinematic techniques, Sobriety Films collaborated with CAMS to create training films that add depth and emotional impact to the dramatic role-play sessions. This collaboration addresses the critical need for suicide prevention resources within the NHS.
Sobriety Films sought the support of Broadley Studios to facilitate a comprehensive production service. For these training films, Broadley provided the fully equipped Studio 2 and an in-house Director of Photography (DOP) to support Maddie in her directorial role. Our team meticulously executed every aspect of the shoot, including creating a therapeutic set design that accurately reflected the intense and personal nature of the drama role-play sessions. This environment was crucial for capturing the techniques needed to identify signs and prevent suicide among patients effectively.
As part of our commitment to being an active and socially responsible studio, we absorbed approximately 75% of the production costs through our "Positive" program. Leveraging our in-house resources, which included expert camera operators, DOP, experienced editors, and talented set designers, Broadley Studios ensured a seamless and efficient production process. Over the course of two full days, we delivered 17 edits, resulting in a comprehensive collection of training films designed to equip clinicians with the necessary tools to identify and treat individuals suffering from suicidal ideation.
The collaboration between CAMS, Sobriety Films, and Broadley Studios holds great potential to make a significant impact on suicide prevention within the NHS. The training films provide clinicians with invaluable tools to identify and address suicidal ideation effectively. By simulating real-life therapeutic interactions through drama role-play, the films empower clinicians to refine their skills and enhance patient care, ultimately saving lives.
Broadley Studios' dedication to corporate social responsibility is embodied in our "Positive" program. This initiative underscores our commitment to supporting projects that have a positive impact on society. By absorbing a significant portion of the production costs for the CAMS collaboration, we demonstrate our financial and technical support for causes aligned with our POSITIVE values. The partnership between CAMS, Sobriety Films and Broadley Studios has resulted in the creation of a powerful series of suicide prevention training films for NHS healthcare professionals. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in equipping clinicians with the necessary skills to identify and address suicidal ideation effectively. We’re always open to supporting socially valuable film projects and if you’ve a project you feel worthy please contact us at [email protected].