Step by step guide
- Have your smartphone handy: you can hold it in your hand, use a Selfie stick or prop it up against something, as long as it’s steady and you’re visible in the shot
- Think about light & sound: are you in a quiet place? Is there enough light so that you’re visible in the clip? Doing a couple of tests will help make sure you get the balance right.
- Speak from the heart about how your condition has affected you and what you wish people understood about it! Don’t worry if your nervous or misspeak, you don’t have to be polished to make a powerful video.
- You can edit it down in an app like Adobe Clip, or Windows Movie Maker – YouTube also has its own video editor. The longer it is, the fewer people will watch to the end, so try to keep it short. You can always make more videos late
- Get it out there: post it on YouTube and other social media, and show it to your friends and family. Don’t forget to let us know about it at Time to Change!
you can do this
Why is this important?
Telling your mental health story is one of the most effective ways you can change the way people think and act about mental illness – and video is one of the most powerful ways to get through to people.