Alice Gee

Abstract FMP 2017: Time for Change Documentary

Time for Change Trailer supports the Time for Change documentary exploring whether mental health should be introduced into the curriculum. Mental health is prejudice to no one, no age, no race and no gender. Ten percent of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had the appropriate interventions at an early age. The documentary trailer will include guest interviewees including Mick Waters, previously head of curriculum at the QCA, Jack Mercer, Musician in The Carnabys, Emma Pike, Teacher and Alice Gee as the presenter. The documentary trailer aims to create conversation on the topic within society including the educational system. It aims help introduce methods of awareness regarding mental health into secondary school education. This will then be reviewed by the educational system to check and maintain a level of care and teaching which children receive in other subjects. In creating a film trailer for the documentary, there has been an overview produced to assess whether the public and educational system would be willing to hear the proposal and the findings. The trailer adds the final documentary including footage from the documentary and a variety of methods including, interviews, information, and the first steps towards making the aim a reality. The trailer will be pitched to a number of channels and entered into Sheffield Documentary Festival in hope that awareness will be created and the campaign can continue with further backing.