The Saleem Foundation in partnership with Dudley Mind have launched a film to help shine the light on the “silent pain” many people suffer.
The film reflects on mental health and outlines how depression is not always obvious. It urges the public to take a moment out to ask one another if they are OK.
The producers of the film, The Salem Foundation, hope it will spread a message of hope.
Shaz Saleem from the charity told The Rooftop:
It’s important we stress it’s OK not to be OK, but more importantly, it’s important we all know we are not alone.
The Saleem Foundation was founded in 2017, and supports charities and voluntary organisations across Birmingham & Black Country who undertake charitable work in the fields of health, disability and financial hardship. It also supports individuals and their families who are disadvantaged by their youth, age, ill-health, disability or financial hardship and will take the form of grant aid, organised events and donations.
The Saleem Foundation (TSF) in partnership with KnightSkyPhotos Productions has also recently released a film called #TheHiddenScars which raises awareness for Domestic Abuse.
The Silent Pain has been shortlisted in The Charity Films Awards and can be viewed at: https://charityfilmawards.com/videos/the-silent-pain