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Time To Change
"Mates"
60s
24 February 2017
UK Charities

Mental health charity Time to Change launches a punchy film designed to encourage men to support a friend in need. Everyone’s got eyes for these three blokes as they swagger through the estate. Are they off for a post-work pint? Actually, they’re off to the local garage.

There they find their pal John lost in his thoughts. Turns out the mechanic’s in need of a time-out. Through the good times and the bad, he’s got the right people in his corner.

It’s an upbeat portrayal of male camaraderie. The script’s breezy tone reminds us that supporting friends through mental health issues needn’t be awkward or intimidating: simply asking “Alright?” is a good start.

The charity hopes this campaign will open new ways for men to address mental health and diminish the stigma that is still attached being unwell. Who knows - it may even persuade advertisers to pursue more nuanced and varied portrayals of male friendship in future.

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Mark said:

This is so nicely done. 5 stars!


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Time To Change
"Mates"
60s
24 Feb 2017
Mental health charity Time to Change launches a punchy film designed to encourage men to support a friend in need. Everyone’s got eyes for these three blokes as they swagger through the estate. Are they off for a post-work pint? Actually, they’re off to the local garage. Turns out their pal John's in need of a time-out.

Time To Change
"Speechless"
30s
14 Jan 2013
As we all know, bringing mental health issues out into the open is vital if social attitudes are to change, and any work that supports this is to be commended. But despite having a script encouraging people to just "have a conversation" because you don't need to be an expert to talk, this particular film doesn't really say anything.

Time To Change
"Stand Up Kid"
3 mins 05s
13 Sep 2012
This brilliantly compelling piece promoting the need to adjust our attitude to mental health shows a teenage boy making a statement in the classroom. He has been off school because of depression and has decided that he should no longer have to put up with ridicule and innuendo.

Time To Change
"Dave From Accounts"
60s
21 Mar 2011
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Talk about self-defeating. Whatever may have been intended... this film sends a firm message to the audience that it would be a huge mistake to speak to someone who's been suffering from mental health issues. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Time To Change
"It's Time To Talk"
90s
22 Mar 2011
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Talk about self-defeating. Whatever may have been intended... this film sends a firm message to the audience that it would be a huge mistake to speak to someone who's been suffering from mental health issues. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Time To Change
"End The Stigma"
40s
21 Jan 2009
A dignified and powerful film for a mental health charity neatly reminds us how unsympathetic the world can behave towards those suffering from depression and similar afflictions. An excellent exercise in awareness-raising.

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