Impact in Harrow & Barnet

Harrow & Barnet Council Public Health Teams commissioned a joint Cut Films Project to engage 1,200 young people in filmmaking and anti-tobacco workshops.

 

This was the third year that both Councils have worked in partnership to commission Cut Films.

 

The aim was to de-normalise smoking and prevent the update of smoking among young people in Harrow & Barnet.

 

From August 2015 to May 2016, we worked with over 1,500 young people through workshops, assemblies and youth panels delivering over 212 workshops and two award ceremonies.

Harrow & Barnet Impact 2015/16

94% of young people said they enjoyed the Cut Films project

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96% of young people learnt something new about tobacco during the project

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89%

of young people said taking part in Cut Films had made them not consider smoking in future (Sample size 794)

77%

of young people said they would share their film with friends and family

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How it worked

Our Cut Films youth worker coordinated:

 

  • Recruitment of schools and youth organisations
  • Evaluation collection (pre & post)
  • Delivered flexible anti-smoking workshops tailored to organisatonal need
  • Relationships in the community
  • Case studies and PR & Media
  • Young people to learn new skills
  • Local Cut Films Awards ceremony

Cut Films youth competition

"The students fully enjoyed being part of this project and learnt a lot about many things. Smoking being just one. They learnt about the filming process and also working together and cooperation. I will be very happy to do this project again and look forward to it!'

Rooks Heath College - Harrow