What kind of stress could contribute to mental illness?

This film shows a group of young carers and mental health professionals discussing what kind of stress can contribute to mental illness.


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

In this film social worker, Natasha Sloman, leads a discussion on the different kinds of stress that can impact on mental health. One young person speaks frankly about his own experience with his mum.

Learning points

  • Relationship difficulties, lack of control, isolation, financial and environmental factors can all impact on mental illness.
  • Environments can be changed for the better.
  • Most people will have times when they feel anxious or worried, this doesn’t necessarily mean they have a mental illness.

Duration of film

4 minutes, 6 seconds

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