At Inside Job Productions we choose to invest our profits in media-based projects which can change people’s lives for the better, in particular supporting people who experience poor mental health.
We offer work experience and employment opportunities to young people struggling with their mental health. This includes a 6-month trainee scheme paid at London Living Wage. We provide a professional but supportive work environment, to help them develop their creative and technical skills, as well as gain confidence and self-esteem.
We also develop and lead on innovative projects which address the serious impact of poor mental health.
We are working with Rethink Mental Illness to support a Production Trainee to learn and gain experience of all aspects of the production process of creating short form videos for Rethink Mental Illness’s new TikTok channel. As well as developing new skills, they will directly create films which will raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst an audience of young people across the country.
Within the criminal justice sector, we are also pioneering a new approach to the delivery of key information about mental health and wellbeing to people in custody. Our Mental Health Media Production Unit lifted the lid on wellbeing issues that people in prison face, providing film production training and relevant film and digital content, which reached nearly 8000 prisoners.
Recent projects include a series of film-based workshops in secondary schools around the UK which look at ways in which children experiencing poor mental health can unpack the issues which concern them.