A volunteer who made a film about the mental health crisis on the Isle of Wight claims he has been ignored by IW Council bosses and the Island’s MP.
Four months ago, Sam screened his film ‘Crisis or awakening’, at the Riverside Centre, Newport.
“Action speaks louder than words”
After the film, Mr Seely and Cllr Mosdell invited Sam to a meeting to discuss the reforms proposed in the film. Sam said they drew up an action plan to open a dialogue between the three of them about mental health on the Island.
He said Mr Seely also offered to take certain matters up to the House of Commons.
After the meeting, Sam said he was balancing his optimism with a healthy dose of scepticism.
Two months of nothing
Two months after the meeting, Sam said he had not heard from either Mr Seely or Cllr Mosdell.
“I received no response from Mr Seely, and a one line response from Mrs Mosdell explaining she hadn’t had time to look into the matter.
“And now, four months down the line, there’s been no further correspondence or progress made in regard to these plans.”
Silence from Mosdell
Cllr Mosdell did not respond to requests for comment.
Mr Seely said:
“I would like to see Sam’s reforms happen. In the new year I am looking forward to speaking to Sam again about the excellent work he has done.”