'Magic Medicine' film screening & panel discussion

Nov 04 2019 18:30 - 21:30

Brighton & Sussex Medical School, BSMS Teaching Building, The University of Sussex, BN1 9PX Brighton

Film screening of Magic Medicine followed by an expert panel discussion:

Dr James Rucker - Consultant Psychiatrist / NIHR Clinician Scientist / Study Lead at The Maudsley
Maria Papaspyrou - Integrative Psychotherapist & Systemic Family Constellations Facilitator
Kirk Rutter - Volunteer patient for 'Psilodep' and Special Advisor to Compass Pathways

Can magic mushrooms cure depression?

Over 4 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression. 

His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives. 

With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.

Please email brightonintegration@gmail.com for a concession code if you require a £5 ticket (before booking fee) - students and people with  limited income. There will be a fixed number of concession tickets.