Project On Loss To Distribute Film

A project in Scotland helping young people cope with loss and bereavement has produced a film to share its experiences with others. Barnardo’s Scotland’s Rollercoaster service, based in Dundee, is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.

Young people from the service helped develop the 30-minute film, Dead Right, which will be used as part of a five-day training programme. This is designed to help professionals working with young people deal with mental health and wellbeing issues raised by trauma and loss.

Martin Crewe, director of Barnardo’s Scotland, said: “Rollercoaster is receiving increasing numbers of referrals from all over Scotland. So we decided to roll out our practice.”