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Chemicals in the brain
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Video: In this film, Dr Anwar tries to answer a question about what changes physically when someone has a mental illness and how medication helps. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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Why do relapses happen?
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Video: In this film, Dr Sadiq explains the word ‘relapse’, then goes through the ups and downs of the healing process with a group of young people. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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Medication and side effects
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Video: In this film, Dr Anwar explains medication and side effects to young people affected by parental mental illness. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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What do young people want when a parent is in hospital?
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Video: A group of young people discuss with Dr Anwar and Natasha Sloman their mixed experiences of visiting parents in hospital and explore how professionals might make improvements. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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How adults talk to young people
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Video: A group of young people discuss their experience of communication with adults about their parents’ mental illness. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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What help do young people want from adults?
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Video: Our group of young people who each have a parent with a mental illness discuss what support they need from adults and professionals. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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Who to approach for help
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Video: The group discuss how communication can be improved and the importance of professionals considering how young people are affected. Dr Anwar and mental health practitioner Natasha Sloman offer advice. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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How can I protect myself from the impact of mental illness?
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Video: What is resilience and how can it be developed? A group of young people discuss how they've built up their own resilience and what's worked for them, with the help of Dr Sadiq. With accompanying teacher/facilitator notes.
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Mental illness and stigma: how to talk about it
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Video: A group of young carers discuss how they talk about their parent's mental illness with friends, and what can make it difficult to bring up in conversation. With teacher/facilitator notes.
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Mental illness and stigma: how to deal with it
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Video: This film shows a group of young carers discussing how they are treated by friends and peers when they mention their parent's mental illness. With teacher/facilitator notes.
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