Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds With half of all mental health problems starting before the age of fourteen, teaching young people strategies to look after their mental wellbeing is crucial. The power of film can introduce your learners to the mental health benefits of mindfulness. But it’s not just about your learners, there are activities on the course made just for you, the educator, because your wellbeing is important too. We’ll strengthen key skills like resilience, emotional intelligence and self-regulation. You’ll also find downloadable ready-to-use activities and lessons you can slot into your busy timetable. Be sure to immerse yourself in the course community, share your ideas, upload content and tap into the knowledge of course experts and your fellow educators.
Weekly study2 hours
Mindfulness Through Film
Discover how to use film to tap into the mental health benefits of mindfulness
After a difficult period, taking care of our mental health has never been more important, especially for students and teachers.
Created in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, this two-week course from Into Film will help you develop a variety of film-based strategies to enable you and your students to confidently engage with mindfulness.
Engage the senses through film with mindful listening and focused looking
In an age where information is available with just a click, it’s easy to take our senses for granted. Mindfulness reminds us how important our senses are in our lives.
You’ll discover how film, specifically multisensory filmmaking, can help you tap into the mental health benefits of mindfulness, such as enhancing focus, promoting self-regulation, increasing resilience, and improving interpersonal skills.
Develop crucial skills to plan and shoot mindfulness films
On this course, you’ll focus on strategies using setting and character to help your students explore their emotions, manage their feelings, and see the links between emotions, thoughts, and actions.
Through practical advice and techniques, from camera shot types to camera angles and movements, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to create your own mindfulness films that promote greater wellbeing.
Learn from the experts at Into Film and the Mental Health Foundation
Into Film is the UK’s leading charity for film in education. Through the power of film, they help educators deliver transformative learning outcomes for children and young people.
For this course, they have partnered with the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for mental health since 1949. With the expertise of both charities, you’ll gain invaluable skills to support your students’ wellbeing and creativity through film.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore mindfulness and other strategies to help students acknowledge their thoughts and feelings, learning how to respond to them productively.
- Engage with stills and clips from youth-made and short films to support learning about managing mental and emotional health.
- Create simple films and transfer these skills to students, to encourage creativity, promote personal expression and strengthen communication skills .
- Reflect on how to take time out to care for our own mental wellbeing.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for all teachers looking for ways to support their students’ wellbeing and creativity. It will be especially useful for secondary school educators.
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