We've created an awareness video for World Mental Health Day!
For the last couple of months we've worked closely with our anti-stigma volunteers to produce a short film. This volunteer role involves actively campaigning and raising awareness of mental health in the community and the group decided a short film would be an impactful way of reaching people with mental health problems as well as people who need more understanding.
The short film was created by volunteers who all have experience of mental ill health and wanted to share that people who 'look okay' may in fact be struggling. The film explores people in everyday settings such as at work, hanging out with friends and experiencing your first therapy session. We hope that people who watch the film will then go on to get the support they may need or lend an ear to a friend, colleague or family member who is struggling.
The film does show that mental health is invisible but allows the participants to share their thoughts and feelings, which otherwise no one would hear.
We are pleased to be also working with Cleveland Police and MFC on this campaign video.
Come along to the Arc on Tuesday 10th October for the official screening at 5.30pm.
As part of World Mental Health Day, we've partnered with Alright Teesside so from 12pm until 8pm there will be lots of activities going on in the Arc such as stalls and workshops.
Let's make mental health an everyday subject!