Today we started shooting the interviews of children, parents and teachers for our short film. The were asked about how they protect their own mental health and the mental health of their family members and classes. They also shared with us their experiences of anxiety, stress and worry and the ways in which they parent and teach differently since the Canterbury Earthquake sequence.
We shot the film in iconic Christchurch spaces, that are also open to the public. First up we were in Spectrum and if you're visiting Christchurch these holidays we strongly recommend you pay them a visit. In the afternoon we changed scene completely and shot at The Cardboard Cathedral. While seemingly polar opposites both of these places share the common theme of resiliency. Both the arts and places of worship have been pillars of recovery for post earthquake Christchurch. Over this week we'll also be visiting New Regent St, Cathedral Square, The Art Gallery and Rapaki. Follow us on our Facebook page to view the completed work in February.
We all worry and feel anxiety at times in our lives. Anxiety can impact on children and their families in many ways. The Worry Bug Project seeks to support parents and teachers to recognise and address mild to moderate anxiety.