Neurological Alliance Of Ireland – ‘Making Our Asks A Reality’ – A Three part Documentary Series

Neurologica Alliance of Ireland

#BrainLifeGoals Project Grant Winner 2020

NAI Short Documentary Proposal

Three stories will be told and all three will be seen from different points of view, on the importance of fair access to treatment, services and support for people with neurological conditions and their families.

These three stories will be filmed as mini documentaries and will open with a short introduction from NAI. They will focus on the importance of advocating for certain types of treatment, services and supports. The areas we have chosen are informed by our ongoing advocacy work in an Irish context and will support an ongoing programme in these areas. Focussed areas to include: mental health supports for people with neurological conditions, specialist services around rare neurological conditions, the importance of neurorehabilitation and support for neurological charities as their services have never been more needed. Our NAI members and not for profit neurological organisations have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and there is great concern over their sustainability in the long term.

In the short documentaries we will be filming, a person with a neurological condition telling their story, a NAI member/not for profit neurological organisation talking about the support and services that they offer and a clinician who will discuss the importance and ongoing struggles for treatments and access to services.

Video 1 – THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO TREATMENT
See this short documentary through the eyes of a person with a neurological condition, a NAI Member/charity organisation and a clinician.

Video 2 – THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF SERVICES
See this short documentary through the eyes of a person with a neurological condition, a NAI Member/charity organisation and a clinician.

Video 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO THE SUPPORT AND SERVICES OF NOT FOR PROFIT NEUROLOGICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
See this short documentary through the eyes of a person with a neurological condition, a NAI Member/not for profit service provider and a clinician.

All three short documentaries will be launched during Brain Awareness Week 2021 as part of our ongoing advocacy programmes on campaigning for access to services, supports and treatments. Past campaigns have included: We Need Our Heads Examined campaign https://bit.ly/2XDzrED and Invest In Neurology campaign https://bit.ly/2ZJYdWd

The videos/short documentaries will be be promoted through a strong web (on our two websites, www.nai.ie and www.loveyourbrain.ie) and online/social media campaign. As a 30 member strong umbrella organisation we will have a very large audience to help us raise awareness and help advocate on the importance of accessing these treatments, services and supports for people with neurological conditions and their families. Our aim will be to push and promote making our ‘asks’ a reality.

The stories themselves, told from three different points of view, will be a ‘Voice’ and a ‘Training Tool’, for not only all the people with neurological conditions and their families, neurological charities and clinicians but the general public also.

The background work of bringing together three not for profit neurological organisations, three people with neurological conditions and their families and three clinicians fo filming will be done between September and end of October, once the grant decision has been decided.

Filming of the three short documentaries will take place before the end of November 2020. The deign and edit and then finished documentaries will be ready to be launched for for the run up to National Brain Awareness Week March 2021, as part of our ongoing advocacy programmes on campaigning for access to services, supports and treatments.

The videos/short documentaries will be be heavily promoted through a strong web and online/social media campaign by ourselves and all of our members organisations.

 

 

 

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