Apply now: Young People’s Film Project

We will be running an exciting new film project – ‘Mental Health on Record’ – from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2019, and we have places for 14 enthusiastic young people (aged 16–19 years) to take part.

Working with professional filmmaker Nigel Kellaway, you will have the opportunity to explore original documents from our collection on the subject of mental health. These records reflect the personal stories of individuals from history, whose experiences show how mental health was represented and misunderstood in the past.

You will also work with mental health charity Richmond Borough Mind, to learn about contemporary mental health challenges and how people can seek advice and support today.

The project is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with original documents, develop filmmaking skills with an industry professional, and work creatively with your peers. Take a look at some of the previous film projects we have run, including ‘Holding History’ and ‘Suffrage Tales’, for a sense of what you will achieve.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 June 2019.

For more information about the project and to apply to take part, click here.

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