AYPH Be Healthy

Be Healthy Health Advocates

The Health Advocates in the AYPH Be Healthy Project created this animated film to highlight some of the issues they identified as a group. It consists of three short stories exploring three different stages of dealing with problems:

  • how difficult it is to recognise that you have a problem
  • the barriers young people can face when accessing help and
  • some of the issues young people experience when they do use services.

Inspired by the work of The Paper Cinema the characters were created using nothing but card, tracing paper, pencil and marker pens. The animation was filmed live and then all the Health Advocates got together in a London recording studio to record the dialog and voice over.

Love, sex, conflict

Jigsaw 4U, Alford House, NSPCC, London

A film by a group of young people from different areas in London shot over two weeks in August 2013. Love, Sex, Conflict is their response to issues associated with young women and men, gangs, sex and relationships.

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City United and St George’s Hub Birmingham

A film by a group of young women from City United and St George's Hub shot over five days in August 2012. It is part of their response to issues associated with young women, gangs, sex and relationships.


Enthusiasm, Derby

The following short film shows young men and their youth worker engaged in the Enthusiasm project, an initiative for young people in gang-associated areas. It presents their ideas for supporting other young men to leave gangs.

I define me

Manchester Active Voices/Community Change Foundation

A film by young women from Manchester Active Voices shot over five days in October 2012. I Define Me shares their views and experiences of growing up in gang-affected areas.