Making an Impact
Our Boys in Mind film projects enable young people to be heard and also enable those who are filming to listen. Often we can’t or don’t need to provide advice or solutions but just listen and the camera is a great way of observing and recording without interfering.
We aim to reduce stigma around mental health, challenge unhelpful stereotypes, present positive images of boys and men, and ultimately reduce suicide.
The Boys In Mind/Girls Mind Too Impact Report shows what we are doing to meet those aims and highlights how we have grown to face the challenges of the last 12 months. Our impact can be seen in the sustainable changes that have been implemented by our partner schools, and in the accessibility and uniqueness of our online resources. Click below to read the latest report.
Project Soothe case study
Looking at a beautiful and peaceful images can help soothe us and that sharing with others will improve mental health and wellbeing.
Through academic research Prof. Stella Chan and colleagues from Edinburgh University created Project Soothe part of which includes an image bank of soothing images. We wanted to work with the children of Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Bath to explore this concept. Through engagement with a whole school approach we collected over 100 images from 70 individuals with a brief explanation of why they found their image soothing.
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Film project case studies
Our aims at Boys in Mind are to reduce stigma around mental health, to challenge unhelpful stereotypes, to present positive images of boys and men and ultimately to reduce suicide
Our film projects enable young people to listen, to be heard, to work as a team, to learn new skills, to gain confidence and to contribute something purposeful to our Boys in Mind Strategy .
See below for case studies of the work we have done with schools and other settings .
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Parent & carer testimonials
If you would like to support us in any way please get in touch via the following emails:
If you would like to support our work please donate to our partner organisation Charlie Waller Trust and state specifically Boys in Mind / Girls Mind Too so that the funds will be transferred to the Boys in Mind budget.