Video: Do You Mind?

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Cai worked with some students to look at what mental health means to them and together they produced a short film.

We are always hearing about mental health problems in the media, but rarely about the positive side.

A few months ago, I worked with South Bristol Youth ‘Unlocking Potential’ group, Off The Record and Into Film to look at mental health. We started by thinking about what we normally associate with mental health, and we found it easy to come up with negative associations. We are always hearing about mental health problems in the media, but rarely about the positive side.

Just like keeping fit physically, keeping fit mentally is important too. It’s good for us all to maintain good mental health and this can be done in so many different ways. it’s important for us to take time out to relax, chill with friends, listen to music, go on a walk or anything that can help you to keep mentally healthy.

We explored your mental health five-a-day: five things that we should do to every day that make you happy. The group came up with some things for their five-a-day and made a video together. Do we talk about mental health enough? What’s the difference between mental health and physical health? What should you do if you’re suffering from a mental health illness? They explored all these questions and more in the short video they produced.

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If you are struggling with some mental health issues, you can get in contact with Off the Record either through the Rife Guide or on their website for free, confidential mental health support and information.

Or if you’re looking for something fun to do as one of your five-a-day, you should check out the street food and art sessions at The Station for something fun and interesting. 

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