On the Edge and Online

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Project Details

  • Exec Producer: Louise Norman
  • PD: Chris McLaughlin
  • Channel 4
  • July 2015

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This documentary film follows a group of extraordinary young people as they navigate the everyday challenges of life, love, jobs and family, but they all share one thing in common. They all have a mental health condition. From the unpredictability of bi-polar to the frightening hold of anorexia, these conditions often leave young people isolated and ostracised from their peers.

In this film we explore what it’s like to be young and have a mental health condition and using a unique video chat forum, gain some insight into how the internet is helping bring people together, breaking stigmas and stereotypes surrounding mental illness. We witness this group of young people as they guide and support each other through some of the biggest challenges of their lives and as they attempt to manage their conditions in the real world.