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The Suicide Chronicles seeks to develop a collective, creative language to share the infinitely complex and multi-layered experience of suicide.
Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion responds to the situation our society finds itself in. At this point in time, our country's ability to care for its people and provide safety and health for all has been destroyed through years of underfunding. Those working within the caring professions have borne the brunt of this destruction.
Stand Firm Compassion is a meditation on what it is to be a professional carer. Made in collaboration with staff members of the YMCA St Helens, this film brings into focus the human cost of the time we are living through. This cost is the people in the care of the YMCA, some of whom take their own lives, and over a period of time it is the effect it has on the workers themselves.
Find out more about The Suicide Chronicles here
Samaritans: 116123 A safe place for you to talk anytime (24h, free).
Papyrus: 0800 068 41 41 Prevention of Young Suicide (free & confidential).
AMPARO: 0330 088 9255 Support for anyone affected by suspected or actual suicide.
Shout: text 85258 The UK’s first text support for anyone in crisis, anywhere, anytime.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS): 0300 111 5065 (9am-9pm Monday to Sunday)
Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion (2020) is created by Mark Storor with Cheryl, Daniel, Darren, David, Emma, Gayle, Heather, Kieran and Rob
Film by Chris Keenan
Photography by Stephen King
Sound and Music by Brian Duffy
Prop design by Sascha Gilmour
Production support by Sophie Waldie
Filmed on location at Byrne Avenue Baths, Birkenhead with thanks to YMCA St Helens, Jane at Byrne Avenue Trust, and Wayne at Industrial Clothing St Helens, without whom the work could not be made. With special thanks to The Mersey Forest.
The Suicide Chronicles is commissioned and produced by Heart of Glass with support from Arts Council England.