Dragonfly TV are making a television documentary about mental illness

Dragonfly TV are making a television documentary about mental illness for their Channel 5 My Secret Past strand. (A few previous episodes are available to watch on 5 on Demand: http://www.channel5.com/shows/my-secret-past/episodes).

The programme will be fronted by Kerry Katona who has a history of difficulties with her mental health and she will be meeting a number of people who can share their own experiences with her. The aim of the documentary is to bring personal issues with mental health out into the open to help people realise that it is something which people do have difficulty with, and that it doesn’t have to be something we can’t talk about openly. It is a part of everyday life and by taking part in the programme Kerry would like to send the message that it is nothing to be ashamed of, and that it is an issue that needs to be addressed.

This is to be a sensitive documentary aiming to capture the realities faced by mental health service uses, in order to help raise awareness of these important issues. Jon and Nicolette who are working on the programme are really keen to speak to anyone who may be interested in taking part in the programme by sharing their experiences with mental health. So whatever your background and history of mental illness, if you feel able to take part Jon and Nicolette would really like to hear from you. Email Nicolette.amette@dragonfly.tv or call 07802 604756.

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