Making Connections

We’re not just making films. We’re making connections. For me, a lot of my mental health issues come from feeling alone, disconnected from others, unseen and unvalued. When I connect with others and when we’re working together to create something then I feel seen and valuable. This is what the Boys In Mind film projects … Read more

Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity This past month saw the dreaded return of a national lockdown. Dreaded not just because of the loss of freedoms it represents, but also its morbid reminder of the ongoing threat of an international pandemic. To be fearful, disappointed, or frustrated with these developments is a natural reaction and to be honest, I’m … Read more

Jackson’s Blog

Talking through our problems. I’m Jackson and I’m a Primary Champion in Year 6 at Paulton Junior School. At PJS our teachers support us by encouraging us to talk through our problems and making sure they are resolved. Teachers also plan lessons to teach us about mental health and wellbeing and where we can go … Read more

Finn’s Blog

Where the Magic happens… I’m Finn and I’m in year 5 at Swainswick Primary School and I’m a Primary Champion for Boys in Mind. I’m writing about what the staff at my school do to support the children and help us feel happy and safe. My school is a place where magic happens and I’m … Read more

Lucia’s Blog

Mum, why can’t I be like the other pretty girls?  Afro hair in a white society  In today’s society we are obsessed with the media’s beauty ideals and we are driven to compete with our peers to have the best skin, longest hair and prettiest faces.  From a young age the idea that my hair … Read more

Levi’s gaming blog

Levi from Boys in Mind

Levi’s Blog – Gaming and Mental Health  In a post Covid-19 world, we’ve all had to adjust to slightly altered social routines. After a few months of lockdown, even we introverts are starting to miss quality time with friends and family. With everyone seeking alternative ways to connect, services such as Facetime, WhatsApp and in … Read more

Sarah’s blog

Sarah’s blog – Blake As I flip through holiday photos, I am reflecting on how fortunate I was to have had the most amazing trip to New Zealand last month. Not only was I lucky in being able to go and manage to get home just days before the world went into ‘lockdown’, but also … Read more

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