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to mark Mental Health AWARENESS Week, we’ll be watching WILD, BASED ON Cheryl Strayed’s

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. This year, join the fight for mental health.

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there.

For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.

The theme for the 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. 

For #MHAW, the Birds Eye View Team will be watching a film a day.

Today’s film, chosen by Anne-Sophie Ohoueu, one of the BEV team, is WILD, the 2014 American biographical adventure drama film based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.


A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behaviour, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail — one of the country’s longest and toughest through-trails.

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29, 2014. Witherspoon and Dern received nominations at the 87th Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively

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To watch the film, click HERE

Twittter: @mentalhealth


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