One of the great things about working in the mental health 'arena' is the sheer amount of brilliant people you get to meet. You come across so many interesting people at conferences or events, it's an eye-opening way of meeting new people, making new friends and learning new things from a whole range of different organisations you may have never come across otherwise. Another benefit of that is those people go away and meet other people who can share what you're doing with a whole new circle of people. This is just such an occasion.
At a recent Time To Change event (#StoryCamp) I bumped into the lovely Jonny Benjamin. You may be aware of his #FindMike campaign last year. He's a lovely guy and we've stayed in touch since. Jonny was at another function recently and was kind enough to mention what we're trying to do with a guy called Alexander Theo. I subsequently received an email from Alex with a link to a short film he's made (I've embedded it below). It's only a few minutes long, but it's an incredibly powerful piece of work, written and starring Alex himself. I don't want to tell you what it's about, you need to see it for yourself. Go take a look. I'm going straight to put a tenner on him winning a BAFTA in the future! You heard it here first!
If you've watched the film and loved it as much as I did, don't leave a comment here. Go to YouTube and leave it there, then share it with your friends. Things like this need all the support we can give them. Thanks for sharing Alex.