Some people with mental health problems choose to work for themselves. In this film we meet people with a variety of micro-businesses at different stages of development. We learn about their journey so far, their plans for the future and the pros and cons of self-employment.
To watch the whole film (about half an hour) – click here
You can also choose to view individual stories:
Drew Tomlinson is developing his business (a mobile, wood-fired pizza oven) and describes how he got started and his ideas and plans for the future – click here.
Leo Melchior is a chocolatier making hand crafted, artisan chocolates and selling them through a variety of outlets. We see Leo at work and he tells us about his journey to self-employment – click here.
Jon Pitts talks about MiEnterprise, a pioneering Community Interest Company that supports people to set up their own business – click here.
Lorna Jones is a skilled seamstress and she describes how she has developed her business so she can manage her mental health difficulties but carry on working – click here.
Alex Hicks describes some of the successes of Focus Enterprises and how they have supported people with mental health difficulties to set up their own micro-business – click here.
Jason Clarke is an artist making powerful and dramatic pictures. He tells us how he came to discover this talent and we learn about his plans to market his work more widely – click here.
Mike Jones now works as a trainer and as a consultant. He describes the work that he does, why he chose self employment and the pros and cons of this – click here.
The films of these entrepreneurs are available on DVD. Do contact us for details.