On February 1st, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be celebrating the launch of DiggDeep, an anti-bullying video made by young people in partnership with iLearningUK, and funded by Hull CCG.
The project captures the real experiences and stories of young people around bullying, with the aim of promoting a message of online safety and anti-bullying.
The young people involved wrote a story about bullying and how to protect yourself online, and they filmed this story within the online world of Minecraft.
The project was winner of The Health and Wellbeing Award 2016.
They are holding an event on Wednesday, 1st February where young people will showcase what the young people’s group has been working on over the last 6 months, where staff, young people, volunteers, families and professionals will attend.
The event runs between 7:00pm and 8.30pm at Kardomah 94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AN and everyone is welcome to attend.
It will include information about the project, a screening of the film, along with some live music and guest speakers.
One young person commented about the project, “It’s been a great way to meet people, learn and tell our own stories.”
Lisa Raddings, project worker for the young people’s group, said “it’s been great to see how the young people have worked together to make this project a success- bullying can be very difficult for young people, and can have a real impact on a person’s mental health, so learning how to stay safe online through something fun like Minecraft has been great.
Joel Mills from iLearningUK said, “Minecraft is a great way to engage people with mental health issues and through Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, young people have found a voice. They have told their stories and worked together to write, design, create and film their own story using Minecraft. It has been a privilege to work with this creative and lively group of young people.”
Everyone is welcome to the launch event- we are just asking people to let us know if they are able to come. You can get in touch with us by calling 01482 240200 or emailing [email protected].