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James Arthur confronts mental health struggles in documentary


Middlesbrough singer, James Arthur, will talk about his struggles with mental health in a new documentary for BBC Three.

James Arthur: Out of Our Minds (working title), will look at male mental health and the use of anti-depressants. It focuses on Arthur as he faces up to his own difficulties, ahead of a new tour. 

“It’s been such a special thing to make, this doc. Obviously the subject matter is extremely heavy, so it’s been really difficult to hear from blokes who have had the courage to offer up their stories for the film knowing how important it is to be a part of something like this,” he explained.

“It’s a topic that undoubtedly needs more discussion; male mental health, and our reliance as a nation on anti-depressants & anti-anxiety medication.. I’ve been there myself, so it’s so humbling to be a part of something that is going to shed some light on it.”

It will be filmed in the North East, where Arthur has returned to live.

“We are grateful to James for putting his trust in us to share his story. Despite some of the themes the film will explore, we hope it will be full of optimism and shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel for people with similar experiences,” added Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three.

The 1 x 60 minute film is directed by Rob Gill and the Executive Producers are Lucy Hillman and Sam Whittaker from Summer Films.

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