Behind the Green (2023) is an on-going project that aims to explore the impact that NHS students’ training has on their mental health. This project instalment focuses on the mental health and experiences of three student paramedics.
Presented alongside dialogue from the models, this project means to start a conversation about the importance of talking about ones mental wellbeing. It also provides advice from the students on how they cope with their training affecting their mental health.
Mental health is a predominant theme in my practice. My objective is to help irradicate the stigma of discussing our mental health and the effects it has on individuals. This theme stems from my own personal experiences which began to translate into my work both visually and conceptually.