Football Beyond Borders uses gaming to create connections during lockdown
Dark Horses and Outsider work with the charity to create a film that shows professional footballer Cyrus Christie connect with two young lads through games of FIFA.
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The mental health impact of the current lockdown is something that's been tackled by a number of charities, but few aim their focus specifically at teens.
In this lovely spot - a collaboration between Football Beyond Borders, Dark Horses and production company Outsider - professional footballer Cyrus Christie (himself having spoken opening about struggles with mental health in the past) plays FIFA with two young lads, Freddie and Bland, and chats.
What marks Football Beyond Walls out is the candidness of the participants, all offering insightful views into their current situation and sharing with the kind of off-guard honestly that gaming can sometimes open up.
Neatly put together by director Tom Day, with careful construction so as to allow the conversations to play out naturally, this neat little snapshot is a fascinating communication with, and for, the 'forgotten' teenage mental-health sector.