This short film features Annie Glynn from Portlaois, who shares her story about her journey with mental health recovery.
In 2019 Genio launched the exhibition, ‘Facing Change’, capturing the real-life changes experienced by those who have been supported by projects funded through the Government of Ireland and Genio over the past decade. The exhibition featured 10 portraits and 10 short films of inspiring people from the four corners of Ireland, from a variety of backgrounds and across ages and genders. They have all been supported to overcome personal challenges related to mental health, disability, homelessness and dementia and to have more control over their own lives and live in the community. The portraits were taken by Ruth Medjber whose work has been exhibited extensively in Ireland as well as internationally. The short films were produced by Sam Whelan-Curtin and Fiona Murphy.
Genio is a European organisation based in Ireland working with philanthropy and government at national and EU levels. Genio has a deep understanding and track record of complex system change and combines fund-management, capacity-building, action research and impact-measurement to effect public service reform. The hallmark of our work is to ensure service user involvement at every level of service design and delivery. The European Social Catalyst Fund is a new initiative designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges - established and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Genio, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the King Baudouin Foundation.