We’ve worked closely with ITN Productions to co-produce ‘Forward Together for Mental Health’ – a unique programme exploring how the pandemic has advanced the mental health narrative and agenda in the workplace and wider society.
Through the programme, we want to raise the profile of the best-practice projects and interventions which are being delivered across the UK to help people affected by poor mental health to live their best possible lives. We also want to inspire others to join us in our fight for a more mentally healthy society.
How to watch Forward Together for Mental Health
The full-length edition of the programme is available to stream exclusively on the Mental Health UK YouTube channel.
You can also watch a shorter ‘showcase’ version of the film right here.
About the programme
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty have negatively affected many people’s mental health and elevated concerns for those already living with mental illness. Forward Together for Mental Health looks at the people and projects safeguarding emotional wellbeing across the UK and the necessary support in place to help those experiencing a mental health problem.
Anchored by ITN Productions presenter and reporter Marverine Cole from ITN’s London Studio, the programme follows a unique news-style format featuring key sector interviews, independent news items in collaboration with Mental Health UK and a series of inspirational sponsored profiles led by ITN Productions news reporters filmed on location and remotely.
“Mental health is a vital national issue at the best of times, but it has become even more relevant as we’ve navigated the challenges of the pandemic. This is an important and timely opportunity to highlight what it means to live with a mental health problem, and it will present the case for support needed across the many aspects of our lives which influence our mental health, such as our relationships, our home, our employment and our finances. Through this programme, we hope to show that when this support is available in the community it can do a huge amount to support people affected by mental illness to have a better quality of life.”
– Brian Dow, Chief Executive of Mental Health UK
“We couldn’t be more proud to raise awareness and understanding of a topic that effects each and every one of us in some capacity. We hope the programme provides a platform to propel the mental health agenda, to ensure as a nation we are recognising and safeguarding mental health and placing compassion and emotional wellbeing at the forefront of endeavour.”
– Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Productions Industry News