The BBC, Mental Health and You

26/08/2021


The BBC is currently looking for individuals to take part in a new documentary series about mental health, and would love a paramedic to take part. Could this be you?

The series which will be aired on BBC One early next year will feature the work of the charity, The Woodland Warrior Programme, which is run by a former Royal Marine and provides therapeutic weekends in the outdoors for emergency workers, key workers and veterans. Those chosen for the TV series will need to take part in bushcraft activities such as foraging, tracking, archery, wild cooking, building shelters and making fires, and the outdoor activities will provide a safe space in which they can open up and talk about their own mental health experiences.
The Woodland Warrior Programme is designed to provide participants with the ability to learn new skills, build self-reliance and esteem, strengthen social bonding and help them relax.
The documentary film-makers are particularly keen to include a paramedic in the series – someone who would be willing to take part in the activities and share a bit about their own mental health story on camera.
If this is something you would be interested in and would like to find out more details then please contact BBC researcher Hannah Mirsky on Hannah.mirsky@bbc.co.uk or 07805 750819