A special in Hollyoak’s Podcast series ‘Don’t Filter Feelings’ has been recorded called Mental Health: Listen Up in Lockdown with Darren Osborne actor Ashley Taylor Dawson.
Ashley is joined by mental health campaigner Josh Connolly and journalist Lauren Layfield from their homes as they discuss male mental health.
The podcast will launch Hollyoaks ‘Month of Listening’ a multi-platform campaign to encourage people to become better listeners and not to ‘filter’ the feelings of people who are brave enough to open-up.
During the UK’s social distancing and isolation measures an innovative approach was necessary to capture the conversation while maintaining audio quality, and deliver Don’t Filter Feelings at a time when it is needed more than ever. Ashley, Josh and Lauren all connected via video call while recording their own contributions.
All the activity during the ‘Month of Listening’ will sit under the #DontFilterFeelings brand, Hollyoaks multi-award-winning social campaign that is designed to support and further explore issues around mental health that feature within the storylines.
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