ThinkWell

empowering young people to support their wellbeing

 
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ThinkWell is based on the award-winning Channel 4 documentary The Stranger on the Bridge. This film tells the true-life story of Jonny Benjamin’s search for the stranger who stopped him taking his life off Waterloo Bridge after he had been diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder.

As part of his attempts to find the stranger he launched a social media campaign called #findMike which became a global phenomenon, being followed by more than 350 million people around the world.

On the course of his journey Jonny reflects on his own experiences of mental health, meets other people touched by issues of suicide and comes to understand the powerful impact that we can all play in each other’s lives.

ThinkWell uses clips of seminal moments of Jonny’s experience in the film to explore a range of issues that include what mental health is, the symptoms of and different types of mental illnesses, suicide, Bystander Apathy, the value of talking openly, grief and hope.

It has been designed to empower young people to reflect on Jonny’s story as a way of better understanding their own wellbeing and how to support themselves – and others – should they experience any struggles with mental health.

The ThinkWell workshop has been delivered across the country to schools, youth settings, workplaces and even Kensington Palace! There are 60 and 100 minute versions of the workshop available to fit in with different schedules.

 

Talks

Our speaker will come and deliver a talk to your young people that integrates clips from the Stranger on the Bridge into a powerful presentation which offers plenty of potential for discussion and reflection. This is perfect for assemblies, conferences and other events involving large groups of young people.

The presentation will involve clips from Jonny’s story in The Stranger on the Bridge, some of the activities from the workshop and space for conversations and reflections on the subject matter.

 

Workshops

Each workshop has capacity for thirty young pople and is delivered by an experienced workshop leader who will facilitate the running of the session. We can run multiple sessions to cover whole year groups with a team of workshop leaders.

The workshop is based on a series of clips from the film which are then accompanied by activities that facilitate thoughtful exploration of the content that has been watched. These are immersive, interactive and designed to empower participants to reflect on Jonny’s story as a way of better understanding their own wellbeing and how to support themselves – and others – should they experience any struggles with mental health.

The ThinkWell workshop has been delivered across the country to schools, youth settings, workplaces and even Kensington Palace! There are 60 and 100 minute versions of the workshop available to fit in with different schedules.

 

A-Z for Parents

Many schools, educational institutes and other young people settings want to also be able to support parents of the young people they work for and our A-Z for Parents can be a vital resource for this.

Clips from Stranger on the Bridge are used by the facilitator to open up discussions about how to look out for symptoms of mental illness and where parents can get assistance for their children and family.

 

To book call t: 020 7498 9110 e: hello@pixellearning.org