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Mental health to be subject of new BBC programming

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BBC1 will be drawing attention to the issues of mental health with the launch of a fortnight’s programming focusing upon mental health. Starting tonight (Monday 15th February), the BBC’s ‘In the mind’ season will see the broadcast of a number of special reports and documentaries, as well as a key storyline on popular soap Eastenders, to show awareness of what is really happening in mental health across the UK. 

The highlight of the fortnight will be a documentary fronted by Stephen Fry, who will discuss how his life has been impacted by his own bipolar disorder. “The not so secret life of the manic depressive: 10 years on” will be the continuation of his previous Emmy-award winning documentary series which first aired in 2006. During the programme, Stephen will explore whether society’s attitudes towards mental health has changed over the past ten years whilst also giving an insight into what we can expect to come in the future.

Other programmes due to be aired over the next two weeks include “My baby, Psychosis and Me” a documentary focusing upon the devastating impact of postpartum psychosis; whilst the broadcasters’ ‘Inside Out’ series will cover a range of mental health issues including how vulnerable teenagers are supported, the impact of mental health upon A&E and what mental health support is available for transgender people. 

We are pleased to see our national broadcaster take the issue of mental health so seriously and we look forward to watching each documentary with interest. 

Stephen Fry’s “The not so secret life of the manic depressive: 10 years on” will air tonight, Monday 15th February (9pm) whilst “My baby, Psychosis and me” will air tomorrow night at 10.45pm. 

Will you be watching? Don’t forget to tweet us @SanctuaryMH with your thoughts.

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