Girls' Brigade Ministries - New film encourages conversation around mental health
27 March 2017
koko, a multi-award winning blog for teenage girls
initiatied by the Girl's Brigade, has just launched a new film
looking at mental health.
The film, calledResilient,looks at some of the issues
surrounding mental health by sharing the experiences of two young
koko Project Co-ordinator Meg Cannon said: "There's a real
gentleness and simplicity about this short film, but it packs a
"We really believe that it has the potential to bring a sense of
hope and encouragement to those facing challenges with their mental
The film was launched at a Girls' Brigade England & Wales
(GB) conference earlier this month. The launch, on Saturday 4 March
2017, was part of a special session looking at how GB leaders can
turn up the volume of hope on mental health - led by Nathan Jones,
Founding Director of Teens in Crisis (TIC+), based in
Meg added: "Our hope is that this film will be used to continue
the important conversation surrounding mental health."
The film can be seen on the koko
website or via YouTube.
Everything on the innovative koko site, a mission initiative
from Girls' Brigade Ministries, is created with teenage girls
firmly in mind to help them explore life together - inspiring,
challenging and encouraging them - and looking at tough issues such
as self-harm, bereavement, friendship, and identity.
koko stands for Keep On Keeping On and you'll find it at www.thekokostory.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.