Action Media appear on international diabetes website
An interview with Deb and a guest post from daughter Clara featured on the international diabetes website Diabetes Mine last month. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“I wanted to do something positive and not just have bad news stereotypes of teenagers,” Deb said. “I wanted to give people a voice.”
You can find the whole piece here.
9:54 am • 24 March 2014
More media work
We’ve just updated our media work page with films made by a group of youngsters who explored the negative representation of young men and women in the music industry. Below is an example, and you can find the rest on the media work page.
8:21 am • 16 January 2014
Films from workshops
We’ve now uploaded the films from the workshops we ran up on to YouTube. Below is an example, and you can find the rest on our work page.
4:46 pm • 1 December 2013
Our film workshop started today!
We had a great day today at Action Media. It was the first day of our film workshop that gives teenagers the opportunity to talk about living with type 1 diabetes. We had great fun, learnt lots of interesting things about film making and shall start making our short diabetes films tomorrow!
Some photos of the day feature in the slideshow above. Here are a couple more:
3:58 pm • 28 October 2013
Action Media appear in Maidenhead Advertiser
The Maidenhead Advertiser has run an article in print and online promoting Action Media in an attempt to help us spread the word about a new workshop we’re offering for teenagers aged between 13 and 19 who suffer from type one diabetes.
You can read the online version of the article here: http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/News/Areas/Cox-Green/Filmmaking-workshops-launched-for-teenagers-with-diabetes-03072013.htm
10:41 am • 14 July 2013
Big Lottery funding won
Action Media has won funding for two sets of film workshops. One is to give teenagers (aged 13-19 year) with type 1 diabetes the opportunity to talk about their condition on camera and share it with others. As a diabetic herself, Deb knows that managing diabetes at a time in their lives when hormonal changes and growing up creates tension and pressure to conform can be challenging for teenagers. Enabling people to record and share their perspectives has multiple positive effects: it is a release for the person affected, and it directly informs and educates others, paving the way towards greater understanding in society and improvements in support.
The other workshops are for young people. These will explore the often negative representation of teenagers in the media and put together a series of responses. The aim is to give young people a voice in their representations. The persistent sterotyping of young people can have negative consequences on behaviour and self image at a vulnerable time in a person’s life. These stereoypes and why they exist will be discussed and challenged
8:45 pm • 3 July 2013