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Host your own workplace screening - The Girl On The Bridge

The Girl On The Bridge, is a new kiwi documentary that tells the story of mental health activist Jazz Thornton – her journey to overcome a suicidal past, to help others with their struggles and the personal cost of her advocacy. It is a response to our collective anguish about the suicide crisis in our communities and our desire to “do something”.

A workplace screening of the film can be a good way to kick-off constructive discussions about the role that each and every one of us can play in our community response to the suicide crisis.

It is OK to talk about suicide and by choosing to host a screening of The Girl On The Bridge you are helping to remove the stigma and to break the silence that surrounds the suicide crisis. 

To assist with these events, our team has compiled clinician-endorsed resource kits to help screening hosts plan their event and also conduct safe and supportive post-screening discussions.

Click here to find out how to host your screening, or to view the trailer(Please be aware this trailer deals with the subject of suicide)

 

Host your own workplace screening
Alongside our general release of the film, The Girl On The Bridge is available to workplaces and community groups around the country to screen as part of Mental Health Awareness Week which this year is running from September 21-27. 

A workplace screening of the film can form part of a corporate wellbeing programme or be utilised as a standalone event for management and/or staff.

It is a good way to kick-off constructive discussions about the role that each and every one of us can play in our community response to the suicide crisis. To assist with these events, our team has compiled clinician-endorsed resource kits to help screening hosts plan their event and also conduct safe and supportive post-screening discussions.

Click here to find out how to host your screening

 

Mental Health Awareness Week: 21st - 27th September, 2020
The Girl On The Bridge is being released during Mental Health Awareness Week as part of the important conversations and the increased awareness needed to create a community that better supports people struggling with their mental health.

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is "Reimagine Wellbeing Together - He Tirohanga Anamata" and the film shares that vision of a collective response to our mental health.

 

Talking About Suicide

Sharing stories is a powerful way for people to connect, particularly around difficult subject matter. 

Hosting a screening of The Girl On The Bridge enables communities, organisations, workplace groups, educators, clubs and whanau to come together to safely and constructively discuss the ways that each and every one of us can join together in the fight against suicide.

It is OK to talk about suicide and by choosing to host a screening of The Girl On The Bridge you are helping to remove the stigma and to break the silence that surrounds the suicide crisis.  Organisations such as New Zealand’s Suicide Prevention Office and the World Health Organisation advocate for more community discussion around this vital issue.