AMH Boost is a young people’s programme for 18-25 year olds experiencing mental health challenges. Boost aims to help rebuild confidence and self-esteem to enable participant to re-engage with mainstream education and/or employment.
AMH Boost is delivered in AMH New Horizons Fermanagh and is part of the ESF Working It Out Project.
The Boost Team worked alongside Youth Action and Loophole Design to produce this animated film. The sessions were delivered in the FIND centre Enniskillen our local “one stop shop” .
The young people have a very keen interest in IT, art and social media and thought that In order to raise the profile of BOOST they could create a short, sharp, impactful animation to share far and wide!
The BOOST group met over 4 sessions with the animation team creating storyboards, design ideas, scripting and then finally the really fun part of doing the voice-overs. A lot of fun and laughter was had creating the project and a lot of brilliant ideas unfortunately ended up in the cutting room floor.
This project helped the young people to reflect on their own journey with mental health services and what messages they would like to have had when they were beginning their treatment. The BOOST team know that the need for mental health support is great in society among young people and are passionate about BOOST and want more members to join the project. They hope if enough people share this short animation, that it will encourage more young people to join or at least take the first step and look for help.
We are very grateful to Cillin from Loophole Designs for this enthusiastic and compassionate approach as he worked with our young people.
It is hoped that we will be creating a new animation around the “5 ways to wellbeing”…. so watch this space.