Minnow Films would like to talk to young people who are willing to share their thoughts and experiences of self-harm and eating disorders, for a Channel 4 documentary.
The programme will explore the experiences of young people and the role of the online world. It will look at the attractions and the risks of self-harm and so called ‘pro-ana’ websites, so Minnow Films would particularly like to speak to people who have some experience of the online communities that exist around self-harm or eating disorders.
At this early stage, the conversation would be an opportunity for you and Minnow Films to discuss the project in detail and hear your thoughts. Conversations would be confidential and non-committal - you don’t have to agree to participate in the film.
Minnow Films is an award-winning documentary company with extensive experience in making programmes about sensitive subjects.
If the above interests you, and you’re a young person living in the UK, email Wedge@lifesigns.org.uk and we will pass on your details to Minnow Films.
You don’t have to agree to do the documentary, you can ask questions, and then Harriet from Minnow Films and you can talk on the phone or meet (perhaps at your home, or somewhere you feel comfortable).
Think about what it would mean for you and your loved ones for you to appear on TV. Talk it over with someone.
You may notice that this is another request for ‘young’ people. LifeSIGNS is committed to supporting people of all ages, but programme producers seem to have to make programmes for very specific demographics.
This was posted on 21st July 2014, so should be considered ‘out of date’ by the end of August 2014.
Photo credit: Susan Adams.