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Kid Blu3e - My Mental Health City

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Kid Blu3e talks about her journey in mental health and her ideas on how to create a mental health friendly city. This film is part of a series of short films where we asked people ‘What could make Sheffield a mental health friendly city?’ to show different perspectives. This was to support the Sheffield Joint Health and Wellbeing Board as part of their in-depth review of mental health and it’s impact on whole health in Sheffield. Trigger warning: Mention of suicide attempt, homelessness and police violence. 

Kid Blu3e in front of the Leadmill sign

Kid Blu3e, Sheffield rapper, talks about her mental health journey and her ideas on what is needed to create a mental health friendly city.

Topics covered include: hearing voices; blacking out; homelessness, sofa surfing, and living with people with alcoholism and drug addiction. She also talks about: suicide attempts; police, restraint, and how those working in mental health need to be caring and love their jobs; work environments for mental health care need to be good; and listening is really important, actually listening.

Other short films as part of this same work with the Sheffield Joint Health and Wellbeing Board can also be found on our website:

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