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Reply With A Full Stop If You Get This

Reply With A Full Stop If You Get This – Emily is a poet and a teacher, and has bipolar disorder. It’s a mental health illness that means she can feel very down or very up for no reason whatsoever. With eloquence and humour she describes how it feels, how she manages it, and how she’d like society to be more understanding and accepting of mental health disorders.

A film by Adam Tyler.

Winner of the Educational Film Award (from other organisation or individual) at the Learning On Screen Awards 2019.

Nominated in the Content for Change category at the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2018.

Advice for young people about mental health can be found at the following sites:

Young Minds

Mind

Stem4

Childline

Brave

Brave – Lots of us face challenges that no-one else can see. Mental health problems can be hard to understand, but just being there for a friend is the first step.

Stronger

Stronger – Hannah was bullied so badly that eventually she had to change schools. Here she talks about her experiences, her thoughts on the bullies, and her recovery. And she has advice for anyone who has been bullied: “You’re not a victim, you’re a survivor”.

The Stress Bag

The Stress Bag – Stressed out? Everyone gets stressed, but some people cope with it better than others – it’s like having a bag of stress which can only take so much, and we all have different sized bags. This film helps you to recognise the signs of stress and what to do about it.

Courtesy of Biomation.

Feeling Down?

Feeling Down? – It’s normal to feel down sometimes, but if it goes on for a long time it could be depression or “low mood”. One in eight teenagers suffer from depression, so there’s no need to feel alone. Here are some pointers to help you recognise the signs and some advice on how to get better.

Courtesy of Biomation

Mental Illnesses: Defined

Mental Illnesses: Defined

This film presents official definitions of the most common and well-known mental illnesses, in a way which is clear and concise for young people.