Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I wasn't expecting that..!

Okay so the documentary I have submitted my details to be a part of? It's BBC Three!

I honestly thought it would be a documentary for a channel I probably don't even have, but turns out it's going to be bigger than I thought. This is really exciting, as this documentary needs all the coverage it can get.

I heard back from Jonny who's a reporter and researcher at Nine Lives Media, based in Manchester. He was interested in my transition from CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to becoming an adult. I had quite a bad experience of this unfortunately, and as soon as I turned 18, all support networks were cut off for me. I told Jonny how my last contact with my therapist was actually by accident in the chilled produce aisle in Tesco... not cool. He asked for my mobile number so he could contact me to arrange to meet up and talk about my progress. I never heard from him, and that was that.

Jonny suffers from schizoaffective disorder, and this is the fuelling for his documentary. I think it's incredible he's using his experiences for something so positive, and he's someone I would actually really like to follow in the steps of. He's even been nominated for a Mind Media Award for his video blogs on YouTube. You can view them at http://www.youtube.com/johnjusthuman. What an achievement. :)

Today I'm going to have a read of my first Mind Associates magazine, and I'm excited to see how I can get involved with maybe writing for them.