Journeys Through Mental Health. Watch all three animations here!
In and over the holiday period at the end of 2021, we released our first ever comic strip ‘Journeys Through Mental Health’, illustrated by Sabba Khan, and made in partnership with Richmond Fellowship.
Today we’re returning to this subject, by releasing animated versions of the three stories featured in the comic, based directly on real interviews with young people with lived experience: Marcus, Ray and Tia – all of whom experience different struggles with their mental health, but each of them have found their own way through.
Despite cuts to mental health support and provision we all deserve the right to protection and support to this aspect of our health.
Tia’s story started when there was a tragedy in the family.
Marcus’s issues began when he was excluded from school, spiralling as he lost the structure school provided.
Ray found a way through the problems with a very specific type of sport.
This season can be particularly difficult for people. So with that in mind we created a spotlight on young people and mental health where you can access resources and other charities working in mental health.
The young people whose stories feature in our comic and animations really hoped that their experiences might be able to help someone else going through the same sorts of things. To let them know that they’re not alone. That there are ways out.
The ‘Journey Through Mental Health’ stories are voiced by Alexandra Boulton, Aleysha-Jade Melville and Douglas Clarke-Wood. Special thanks to The Identity School of Acting and South East London based community theatre, Theatre Peckham who casted Marcus via their ‘Young Peckham’ department, their youth activity arm.