This is a programme idea I discussed with the BBC, so I’m putting it out here for anyone who might like to take part! I know it’s a bit silly to say it but it is a little bit different in the sense that it will be (I think) entirely narrated by the actual people taking part.
Do contact Hannah if you are interested!
Hi everybody, I work at the BBC and am looking for people to contribute to an exciting new documentary for BBC Three on mental health. We hope to shed a light on the daily experiences of young people with mental illnesses. To do this we will be asking several young people to document their thought processes and feelings as they go through both everyday experiences as well as events important to them. By doing this we hope to lift some of the stigma associated with mental illness. We are going to be using new and different filming techniques – it will be a very creative process which will really involve you and your opinions. If you think that it sounds like something that you would be interested in then please get in touch. If you’d like to just talk it through and then decide whether you do or don’t want to be involved then that is fine as well. We would like to hear from anyone between the ages of 16 and 26 who has any kind of mental illness – you might get panic attacks or have anxiety, or you might be diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression. And any conversations at this stage will be completely confidential. Please get in touch using this email address: email@example.com . It would be fantastic to hear from you.