About the Project:
Client: Manchester University/ NHS Trust: Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH)
Year: 2019
Production: ‘Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Therapy (P.I.T): A Conversational Model’ Training Films

DIR: Christine Pyke / Oliver Bates
DOP: Rico Bam

The Shoot – Manchester University/ NHS Trust: Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) approached us in 2018 to co-produce/direct a series of psychotherapy training videos with leading therapists from the NHS /University of Manchester. The brief was to produce a series of training videos for the Netflix generation. This gave us a bar for quality, it had to look and sound as if it belonged to the current pinnacle of TV. It also had to have the necessary content to tick all of the boxes for the training side of things. We did this by working closely with the therapists to really understand the core concepts of what they were trying to teach.

Who is P.I.T? – The P.I.T team is a special intertest group formed of Manchester University lecturers, NHS Therapists and staff from Greater Manchester Mental Health. P.I.T is a type of psychological treatment that has been shown to help people with a range of different problems, such as depression, self-harm, relationship difficulties, personality disturbance and functional (or so-called “medically unexplained”) symptoms.

Source: ‘Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Therapy (P.I.T): A Conversational Model’ Training Films