Words: Sarah Stone, Director and Founder of Stone Barrell

It’s UK Mental Health Awareness Week, and we feel so privileged to have helped Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries UK launch their revised mental health course for churches.

Unlike a lot of Stone Barrell projects, this one was short – but still very sweet. Corin Pilling, UK Director of Sanctuary, got in touch with us a couple of weeks ago to ask if we could help film some content for a promotional video for The Sanctuary Course. Most of the Sanctuary team are based in Canada, and Corin wanted to adapt their promo video to make it better resonate with a UK audience.

After having a look through some of the amazing Sanctuary resources, Stone Barrell was more than happy to help.

Ahead of the shoot, we met with Corin and looked through the suggested script for the video, giving recommendations and edits to help make it even more impactful. Then we headed off to London, cameras in hand, to film and photograph the additional content needed – an interview with Corin, and b-roll of the course being run and church members socialising together, to help bring the community element of the course to the fore.

The timescale was tight, so as soon as we got back to Stone Barrell HQ we started transferring the footage over to the team in Canada. They then seamlessly edited it into their existing footage to make the short promotional video you’ll find at the top of this page.

We believe The Sanctuary Course is a fantastic tool to help Christian communities better engage with and support mental health – and it’s free! What a time to be alive! We’re thrilled to have played a part in helping to share it with the world.

This is what Corin had to say about his experience working with Stone Barrell:

"A great experience working with Sarah & Jacob on a quick-turnaround project. They were responsive to our needs, and offered input above and beyond the brief, which improved the end result immensely. Easy to work with, and a quality end product means we would happily work with them again."

Head over to sanctuarymentalhealth.org/uk to find out more about Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries and to access The Sanctuary Course.

Need help scripting, shooting or creating a video? Drop us a message! We’d love to chat.