Frank Bruno documentary leads BBC Three Mental Health Season
Published Feb 7 2013, 11:09 GMT | By Alex Fletcher
BBC Three boss Zai Bennett has revealed a lineup of new factual shows for a Mental Health Season.
Bennett promised that the commissions would highlight the channel's "commitment to bold, thought-provoking programmes" in the year that it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
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Rachel Bruno's film about her celebrity dad Frank Bruno
's battle with bipolar affective disorder is at the heart of the season of shows. Me and My Dad
will feature the 26-year-old looking for the truth about her dad's illness through chats with her father and other sufferers.
The Mental Health Season will also include two-part documentary OCD Camp
, which will follow six teens with OCD heading to the US for treatment at a camp near Seattle; a look into the science of mental illnesses on Mental Me
; and Minds Like Ours
, a 90-minute exploration of 20 young people who are entering adulthood with mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar and OCD, which will be filmed by the people taking part in the show.Inside a Teenage Mental Health Unit
is a look inside the McGuinness Unit in Manchester for a year, exploring how patients and staff deal with issues such as psychosis, eating disorders, OCD and self-harm.
Meanwhile, Football, Schizophrenia and Me
is a film about a football league where everyone playing has a mental health problem, and has the aim of changing viewers' opinions on "the way we see mental health disorders in young men".Photo gallery - BBC Three turns 10: Best and Worst Programmes:
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