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Dyslexia, mental health and wellbeing – new documentary and Kickstarter

We’re excited to have launched plans for our new documentary about dyslexia that we’ll be filming later this summer. We had planned to do that last year but postponed due to Covid, so it’s great to finally get going!

Link to support documentary  Kickstarter campaign 

We’re delighted to also be working with Dyslexia Scotland who are providing support and advice and some of their team will be featured in the film, along with other participants.

Our new documentary is part two of a multi part series focusing on dyslexia. This is a follow up to our 2017 Educate Me documentary that focused on dyslexia and the education system. We’re proud to say that has since been widely used as a resource across the education and health sectors in Scotland to support learning and understanding around dyslexia.

Dyslexia – Educate me – YouTube

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Our new documentary provides a great chance to share more about the experiences, challenges and opportunities of living with dyslexia, to learn about the strategies and approaches some of the participants use to positively support their mental health and wellbeing to enable them to thrive and excel in their lives and careers, how some are changing the narrative around how they live with dyslexia and to hear from experts about the latest thinking, tools and resources available for support. Some high-profile names including sports and music personalities will also be sharing their experiences and strategies of living with dyslexia.

For Trevor, our MD at BlueStar Streaming, the subject is very personal and important as he’s dyslexic and has personal experience of the impact of growing up with dyslexia and how it affected his education and working and personal life, both negatively and positively. Trevor’s young son was also recently identified as dyslexic, as this is an inherited, genetic condition. Trevor has also worked with many highly creative people who are dyslexic and he’s passionate about supporting equality and inclusiveness, through his role as Media Volunteer for Dyslexia Scotland and in his life and work generally.

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The film will focus on dyslexia and mental health, exploring the emotional, psychological and economic impact of unidentified and unsupported dyslexia and the human cost to the individual, families and society. It will also investigate wellbeing techniques that high profile dyslexic people have found helpful in their lives and careers.

This has been a couple of years in the planning, with filming delayed last year due to Covid. So it’s an exciting time and we’re looking forward to how it develops and to filming with everyone involved. The premiere is planned for Glasgow in November, to coincide with Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland and we’ll be sharing more information and updates as plans progress.

We’ve also recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funding for the new documentary. For more information or if you’d like to contribute to the campaign, visit Dyslexia and Mental Health | Indiegogo

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We very much appreciate any support you can give, whether that’s contributing to funding via the link above or simply reposting and sharing our social posts to help us get the news out or support in other ways – thanks in advance from the team!

There’s a lot to do and we’ll share more information over the next few weeks or you can also keep updated and follow the progress via BlueStar Streaming’s social channels BlueStar Streaming (facebook.com), BlueStarStreaming (@BlueStarStream) / Twitter and Trevor Thomson (@bluestarstreaming) • Instagram photos and videos

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