Case study Educational

Mental health resources for schools

Recently we’ve been working with The Lily Jo Project to produce some brilliant in-depth video content for schools. The aim is to create resources that appeal to children and young people, and that don’t shy away from tricky mental health topics.

Ben was a pleasure to work with, his calm nature put me at ease and his turnaround times were quick and exactly what we had set out in the brief. I was blown away by the quality of the shots, and I would recommend Ben and team to anyone needing media services.

Lily-Jo, founder of The Lily Jo Project
The ‘Be The Change’ series focused on racism, empathy and how we can make a difference.

Lily Jo is a singer-songwriter and mental health professional. She started The Lily Jo Project because she’s passionate about talking to kids about mental health. Her unique skill is bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, and delivering it in a clear, non-patronising way.

Each month, The Lily Jo Project puts out a new series of mental health resources based around a different topic. So far we’ve filmed and edited over 2 hours of content for them. These have been on the subjects of racism and creative expression, and how they relate to our mental health.

For each series of mental health resources, there are alternate versions for different age groups. This clip is aimed at Key Stage 1 children, whereas the clip from Be The Change is for Key Stages 3 and 4.

Before the COVID pandemic, Lily Jo and her team focused on face-to-face teaching in schools. In 2020, they pivoted to a video-first approach, and it’s led to them expanding internationally. They now deliver mental health resources to schools as far away as Canada. We’re really proud to have been part of this journey, and to be working on something that will genuinely improve young people’s lives.

From mental health to classical music to parenting, we’ve got a lot of experience producing all sorts of educational content. If you’d like to work with us on something like this, drop us a line any time.

By Ben Horrigan

I've been producing digital content since 2012, primarily for flagship BBC brands like Blue Peter and BBC News. Now I run Studio 91 Media, a video production agency on a mission: to create content that is good for platforms, good for people and good for the planet. When I'm not behind a camera, I can often be found playing cello at weddings or riding a three-wheeled cargo bike called Babs.