A letter to my younger self

The first film young people made as part of Boys in Mind was “A letter to my younger self”.

The participants

The film was the work of a group of young men who understand just how difficult it can be to ask for help and support when you are struggling with poor mental health. The young film makers worked with Suited and Booted Studios and a wider group of participants to create a film which they hoped would encourage more boys and young men to open up about their mental health difficulties and reach out for support.

Young people's involvement

The idea for the film was conceived by the young people and they were  also fully involved in the film making process, ably assisted by their mentors at Suited and Booted. It is a credit to these young people and to all who took part and shared their stories, including Jonny Benjamin MBE ( and Neil Laybourn ( who continue to add their support to the work we are undertaking.


We are also very grateful to the Malik Bendjelloul Memorial Foundation and IntoFilm who provided funding and support for this film. Also to Suited and Booted for their advice and support throughout the process


Boys in Mind has used the film in schools and at conferences to raise awareness of the issues which are central to the aims of Boys in Mind / Girls Mind Too.

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