Last Chance Saloon is the story of Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning, a troubled, magnificent man living with bipolar disorder, and his unique attempt to understand the science behind his, and many other, mental health conditions – all while getting ready to play the biggest gig of his life.
In part 7, gig rehearsals gain momentum, causing the band to up their game, while Twink experiences a musical revelation that helps him come to terms with the loss of his parents. He also ventures into the Brecon Beacons, the running territory of former British Army psychiatrist Professor Jonathan Bisson. Together, they tease apart the nature, causes and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Directed, filmed and edited by Barry J Gibb (Mosaic, 2014).
To find out more about mental health, visit:
National Centre for Mental Health: ncmh.info/
Bipolar UK: bipolaruk.org.uk/
Time To Change: time-to-change.org.uk/