Mon, May 20th, 2019
Tuesday 9pm - 10pm, BBC2
Coinciding with the UK’s Mental Health Awareness week, the BBC has commissioned a trio of documentaries to demonstrate its commitment to supporting the issue. The shows are dedicated to addressing the struggles individuals and society face. Millions across the country battle their own demons as well as some horrible stereotyping brought about by a misunderstanding or perceived shame. It is believed 1 in 6 people have experienced a mental health illness in the past week alone and the BBC is working with leading charities such as the Reading Agency and Mental Health Awareness, as well as Public Health England. It is not just these documentaries tackling the issue, the network has introduced the subject across radio, tv and online content, including storylines in Holby City and Casualty and dedicated Newsbeat podcasts on various related subjects.