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Enter the Just Talk Film Competition and be in with the chance of working on your idea with a professional film maker, and winning £100 in vouchers.

Each year we invite you to get creative, and help us to raise mental health awareness by coming up with your own ideas for short films.

This year’s theme: How to cope with Exam Pressure

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 29 November

Here’s how to enter (PDF 781KB)Opening in a new window.

Please send us a storyboard (no more than six panels) containing your idea for a short film that is aimed at any of the following groups:

  • Other young people
  • Parents / carers
  • School staff

Please submit your storyboard entries using our Application Form (PDF 232KB)Opening in anew window to our email address

After the competition closing date, a judging panel will select the idea/s that they feel are most engaging. We will work with winners to professionally produce their films, which may then become a key part of our
award-winning JustTalk campaign.

Your film may feature on our website, be used in schools and other settings, or even feature on the radio or social media.Opening in a new window

Previous film competition winners


"I entered the campaign because I thought it was important that everyone knew what mental health is and that it’s important to speak to people if you’re feeling a little bit down.
I really enjoyed doing it, especially when I had a Skype meeting with the animator to make changes to the final animation".

Louis Webb, Richard Hale School

“I was so happy that my storyboard was chosen to be part of the #JustTalk campaign. It was really cool working with a real cameraman and high-quality cameras. It allowed my story to come alive!”

Ryan Kennedy, Verulam School

“I was really surprised to win the Just Talk competition. I think the Just Talk campaign is a good thing because if people talk about mental health they feel as though their problems are halved.”

Zoe Broadhead, Chancellor’s School

“I entered the Just Talk competition because I wanted people to be more aware of the issues surrounding mental health and how talking can help. You may not want to show how you are feeling but do tell someone you trust how you are feeling because it will help.”

Tilly Lee, John F Kennedy Catholic School