What is mental health?

This film shows a group of young carers and Dr Amber Fareeha Sadiq discussing what mental health is.

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 short film can be used to open up the discussion around the differences between the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’. Watch it together then invite discussion around people’s own experience. Explore the language used together. Sometimes people say mental health when they mean mental illness – why might this be?

Learning points

  • Mental health is the physical health of the mind.
  • Sometimes when people say ‘mental health’ the term is misunderstood as meaning ‘mental illness’ or ‘mental health issues’.

Duration of film

1 minute, 53 seconds

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