Teens on a mission to tackle phone addiction and negative body image

A teen-run production company is tackling mental health issues in a new campaign.

Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 6:56 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:26 pm
Brighton teens are launching Brighton5 to help others understand issues affecting young people today

Make (Good) Trouble, the new Brighton-based video production company is launching Brighton5, a project that aims to unite teenagers to create content for local schools and colleges.

With the help of expert mentors, the teens will understand issues affecting teenagers today, including device addiction and negative body image.

Research shows that one in four girls suffer from depression before they hit 14, as mental health problems and self harm rises, particularly in teenage girls.

Parents are urged to get involved with the project

Daisy Cresswell, Brighton5 founder, said: “We are totally committed to creating a great big positive space for Brighton’s teens to create, build, learn and feel safe in. One where they have a voice and a say in what happens. This isn’t our company, it’s theirs.

“Brighton5 needs proactive parents to get involved to encourage conversations between generations, especially between parents and teenagers, so together they can make good trouble!”

Daisy is working with Tayler Cresswell and Jane Keating, who all have a background in television and social media production.

They are working with The Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (Met), local secondary schools and Sussex Police to create a template that will be rolled out to schools and colleges across the country.

Sharon Collett, principal of the Met, said: “GBMet is honoured to work in partnership with Brighton5. There is complete synergy in our values and a real understanding that together we can positively impact on the wellbeing of the young people in our care.”

To find out more, visit: {http://www.brighton5.com|www.brighton5.com