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Moving Minds: Exploring Mental Wellbeing

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Ages

11+

Duration

Long (12 plus activities)

In 2018, in response to the growing number of young people experiencing mental health challenges, we devised a project to explore and promote mental wellbeing through filmmaking. The Moving Minds Filmmaking Project gave 200 young people aged 11-19 the chance to work with professional filmmakers to devise and create their own short film on an aspect of wellbeing they thought was significant.

View all of the Moving Minds films here

This resource provides discussion questions and activity outlines to support educators working with young people aged 11-19 to explore the films made as part of the Moving Minds project. There is also guidance to enable you to facilitate simple filmmaking, and further activities to work with film as a springboard to discuss mental health in your school/organisation.

There are several options for using this resource depending on the time you have available, the types of activities you are most interested in, and the aspects of mental health you wish to explore.

If you have limited time and are interested in facilitating a discussion only session, then please start with the section: Moving Minds Project Films short discussion ideas on page 7.

If you have more time and would like to run a session which includes more in depth activities, please refer to section: Moving Minds Project Films in depth discussion and supporting activities on page 12.

On page 9 you will find a list of all the films made on the Moving Minds project including a synopsis of each film and the key themes it addresses. The key themes information will help you pick films which are relevant to the topics you wish to discuss.

If you would like to run your own filmmaking project, please refer to page 46 where there is advice and guidance on creating a stop motion animation about mental health.

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Moving Minds - Exploring mental wellbeing through youth made films

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