We did it.
Now we need to tour it.
After 3 years of making the film - and lots of amazing contributions both financial and emotionally we have a 90 minute film.
And it's going well. We just need to get it to more people.
So we want to tour it as a PTA tour.
Going to where parents and teachers can come together with Talk Youth and asking:
"How are you? Out of 10?
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK.
With over 50% of mental health issues established by the age of 14.
1 in 4 school children self harming. 7% of 17 year olds have attempted suicide. And 25% of deaths of 15–17 year olds due to suicide.
It felt like we as parents needed to talk more about this.
In this feature length documentary Ben Akers, talks to parents, kids, experts and looks for solutions on how we can help out kids become mentally strong.
He tries to discover what we can do, to help our next generation. From body image.
To self harm. From societal pressures. To our expanding digital world. And explore the power of talking.
Because if we get this right, we can help young people manage their mental health not just for today but for generations to come. Because our kids are our future. Our Kids Our Lives.
So if you would like to help us with the tour. Please donate.
Ben and the team.