The film is the culmination of a six-month project that saw collaboration between the university’s Equality and Diversity faculty with some of Dorset’s leading mental health organisations.
But what really makes this video stand out is the fact that it’s made FOR young people BYyoung people.
Mental health is something we all have, whether good or bad. And this group of young people wanted to make talking about mental health perceived as normal as talking about physical health for their parents, teachers and peers.
Young people obviously have a first-hand understanding of the challenges that face children, teenagers and young adults living in Dorset. They also face very different mental health challenges to adults. To capture this fact, the co-developers decided to pass the direction of the project completely to the participants.
One young person who took part described why she took part in the project: