How can we support people with mental illness?

How can we support people with mental illness? In this film, Dr Sadiq explains her role as a psychiatrist, then opens the discussion to a group of young people who give their opinions based on their own experiences.


This film is part of a series of group discussions on parental mental illness. If you want to watch more from this collection, you can find them on the Resources section of our website.

Teachers/facilitators’ notes:

If you are using this film as part of a lesson or workshop, you might find the information below useful to support discussion.

Teaching points

This film might be useful for opening up discussion with your group as to what exists in your community, where gaps are, and what would help.

Learning points

  • Some people with mental illness can be unreceptive to help.
  • Support can be offered by people close to them.
  • There are support groups for people with mental illness, to be around people with similar illnesses.

Duration of film

3 minutes, 59 seconds

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