WATCH: Salisbury man spreads his mental health message

WATCH: Salisbury man spreads his mental health message

Published by Jack Deery at 11:28am 6th February 2020.

2 minute read

Lewis Jefferies has released his latest project "FEAR" in connection with Time to Talk Day.

As a way of getting people to talk about mental health, Lewis wanted to create a short film. 

He has already written three books about his own experiences and yesterday night (Wednesday 5th February) he published "FEAR" online. 

Fear Mental Health Film Lewis Jefferies Visuals January 2020
The short film was made in Bournemouth

The synopsis says the film is:

"A 21-year-old man is struggling to cope with mental health problems. When things don't go as well as planned and his stress building up, he intends to take his own life. 

"After hearing voices at the back of his head from his mother and a passer-by, he faces everything and rises to beat his struggles. Walking away, he realises there’s no shame in talking about your emotions."

WATCH: 

The team behind the film worked with the Time to Change campaign to make sure it was done in the correct manner. 

They have released it at the same time as "Time to Talk Day" which also aims at getting us to discuss mental health issues. 

Lewis said: 

"Mental health in males isn't spoken about enough. Our main focus for 'Fear' is to represent the importance of mental health and just how important it is to get people talking about mental health. If there's one thing I want to achieve from this, it's to make sure that men realise they're not alone." 

The main character in the film, Samuel MacDonagh, is also from the Salisbury area. 

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