With World Mental Health Day fast approaching on October 10, did you get the chance to check out the extensive content available on mental wellbeing on Into Film+?
It is more important than ever to ensure that young people across the UK are educated on the issues of mental wellbeing. A report by children’s mental health charity Place2Be shows that:
- 1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem
- 50% of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by age 14
- 1 in 10 boys between ages 5-19 with a mental health condition end up excluded from school
These statistics are a stark reminder that mental health education should remain a vital priority within schools, and that’s where we can help.
Their screening of the popular title Inside Out includes an introduction by mental health charity Place2Be. You can explore this wonderful Pixar animation and use the accompanying resources to help you teach some of the topics explored in the film.
This content is available on demand with Into Film+, which is a free and convenient way to teach through film.
Film is an effective and unique way of approaching young people with sensitive topics. With World Mental Health Day shining a spotlight on these issues, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring this learning into the classroom.
Keep an eye out for an exclusive Q&A with members of cast and crew from the upcoming film Dear Evan Hansen, which touches upon the challenging life events of a young teen. You can watch their exclusive Q&A on Into Film+ from 8 October.