27 March 2017
Girls' Brigade Ministries - New film encourages conversation around mental health
koko, a multi-award winning blog for teenage girls initiatied by the Girl's Brigade, has just launched a new film looking at mental health.
The film, calledResilient,looks at some of the issues surrounding mental health by sharing the experiences of two young women.
koko Project Co-ordinator Meg Cannon said: "There's a real gentleness and simplicity about this short film, but it packs a serious punch!
"We really believe that it has the potential to bring a sense of hope and encouragement to those facing challenges with their mental health."
The film was launched at a Girls' Brigade England & Wales (GB) conference earlier this month. The launch, on Saturday 4 March 2017, was part of a special session looking at how GB leaders can turn up the volume of hope on mental health - led by Nathan Jones, Founding Director of Teens in Crisis (TIC+), based in Gloucestershire.
Meg added: "Our hope is that this film will be used to continue the important conversation surrounding mental health."
Everything on the innovative koko site, a mission initiative from Girls' Brigade Ministries, is created with teenage girls firmly in mind to help them explore life together - inspiring, challenging and encouraging them - and looking at tough issues such as self-harm, bereavement, friendship, and identity.