Secret to happiness revealed in first film

PREMIERING this month in Auburn, documentary ‘How to Thrive: A Practical Guide to Happiness’ is a heartfelt, hopeful journey which tracks the transformation of seven participants with mental health issues.

Guided by Positive Psychotherapist Marie McLeod (pictured), its goal is to offer actionable tools and strategies for audiences to adopt towards lifelong happiness and wellbeing regardless of where people are on the mental health continuum.
The first documentary from Beyondedge, a production company dedicated to films with social impact, ‘How to Thrive’ is a direct response to the growing mental health crisis.
Directed and written by Duy Huynh, it is inspired by his own connection to adversity and struggle particularly as a first-generation refugee and is representative of his vision for a world where health, happiness and thriving skills are accessible to all.
“We actually know quite a lot about the science of happiness and wellbeing; but until now, these approaches haven’t had the broad exposure they deserve,” he said.
“The results have been pretty remarkable with participants all making significant gains beyond just being disorder free.”
On offer during Mental Health Month in October across the country, you can catch it at Reading Cinemas Auburn on Wednesday, October 19, from 7pm.