SCHOOL AND COLLEGE YOUTH WORKSHOPS
The Photography Movement workshop programme educates young people through school and university curriculums – employing senior academics and therapeutic photography experts to illustrate the positive link between photography and mental health.
We believe that mental health is the social challenge of a digital modern age. The pressure to fit in socially, perform academically and act responsibly can be an impossible task for some children. Our aim is to harness today’s shoot and share reflex for the better, using the power of photography to support and benefit children’s mental wellbeing.
- Teaching photography as a therapeutic and mindful activity to help youngsters deal with stressful situations.
- Creative techniques exploring how to use photography to communicate and express emotions.
- Providing a safe space for discussions around the sensitive subject of mental health.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 10-24 years age group, with the number of young children contacting Childline UK for suicide counselling rising by 20% in 2018. Young women are the highest risk group in the UK with 1 in 4 reporting anxiety and depression (NHS Digital).