Exposure > New film ‘Lonely Minds’ exploring mental health

Posted on June 22, 2017

Exposure releases a film about the struggle many young people experience with mental health
Exposure is proud to release its latest short film, Lonely Minds. Funded by John Lyon’s Charity the project forms part of our campaign to raise awareness of mental health.

We worked with young people from Barnet in north London, to create this short film as well as an associated magazine exploring mental health.

Adolescence can be a particularly difficult time. Academic pressures, puberty and making new friends have been highlighted as key triggers for mental health problems.

Looking after our minds is increasingly important: especially since a new Public Health England report estimated that one in ten young people in London suffer from some significant mental health problems.

Our thanks to John Lyon’s Charity for making this project possible.




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6 Responses to New film ‘Lonely Minds’ exploring mental health

  1. Shakira June 26, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    I want to write about these young people – what happens next?

    I’d also say, once having played an MMO game for the whole day and then realising that the whole day’s gone by, that games are addictive anyway- HOWEVER some people find it harder to turn off this addiction for a while, or to set limits on thier gaming. I’m reminded of

    Also, the boy used gaming as an escape, escaping his mother’s worries about him. Other escape through reading books or being on social media RPGing. Escape for a while is OK, but not for the whole day. This suggests he could have something he wants to get away from, which won’t fully be solved by running away from it…

    I like to think they ended up as friends… but who knows?

  2. Shakira June 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Also read this -some people commenting why they don’t get help if they have mental health issues http://davidsusman.com/2015/06/11/8-reasons-why-people-dont-get-mental-health-treatment/

  3. Priya July 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    I think this short film is very good as I got to see two different prospects of mental health

  4. Nafeesa September 12, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    I like how the short film displays the difficulties from first perspective so we can hear their thoughts as well as their actions. Also, it’s good that they’ve shown two stories of a boy and a girl suffering from two completely different disorders demonstrating that mental illnesses do not discriminate between gender, age or appearance. although their struggles were not alike they were still able to come together as friends and realise they were not alone.

  5. Bibi September 19, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    I love how the viewer is able to see two different perspectives and how different mental health issue has different effects.

  6. Sophia October 27, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    I liked how the video showed two completely different perspectives of mental health as it showed that it is different for everyone and that it can also affect anyone. I also liked how the narrative was said in poetry and rhyme as it simplified it and made it easier for the audience to listen and understand.

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