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In response to the growing number of young people experiencing mental health challenges, Into Film has devised a new project to explore and promote mental wellbeing through filmmaking.
With our Moving Minds Filmmaking Project, we've given 200 young people the chance to work with a professional filmmaker to devise and create their own short film. It's a great opportunity for these young people to improve their confidence, find their voice, learn about working in a fun and creative team, and to gain filmmaking skills and experience.
However, the project's impact will reach far wider than just these participating 200 young people. In line with our commitment to supporting a positive and open discussion about youth mental health, the young people on the project are being asked to devise their short film around an aspect of wellbeing which they think is important. These films will then be shared far and wide, to create a lasting legacy for the project. Some of the youth made shorts will also be included in an upcoming educational resource to help teachers and educators start conversations about mental wellbeing issues with the young people in their care.
Participants in the project are small groups of young people aged 11-19 from London, Essex or Kent who've either faced their own mental health challenges or who have an interest in or some knowledge of the mental health challenges faced by young people. Participating groups include schools from the Into Film Club network, as well as new partners including other youth charities and NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The project runs from April to November 2018. To find out more and register your interest to take part please see below and be sure to check back later in the year to view the resulting youth-made films.
Into Film is very grateful to ICAP Charity Day for funding the Moving Minds Filmmaking Project.
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