Our group of young people who each have a parent with a mental illness, discuss what support they need from adults and professionals.
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 <LINK>.
If you are using this film as part of a lesson or workshop, you might find the information below useful to support discussion.
- This film is a reminder for all professionals that you don’t build trust just because you get paid for it.
- Other themes your group might pick up on are: the importance of empathy, shared values, listening actively, being listened to, and not just assuming you understand.
- If showing this film to a group of professionals, you might choose to have an open discussion on what we can learn from these young people.
- If yours is a group of children/young people, ask them what the film raises for them? Do they agree with our young people? What else is important?
- Health professionals should truly care, not just because they are paid for it.
- Young people want empathy, shared values, and to be listened to.
- Ideally, the professional will be around for the long-term, and won’t leave after just a few months.
Duration of film
8 minutes, 05 seconds