Steve | Global Health Film

Steve (2019)

Directed by Ben Akers, 90 mins

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK: 12 men a day; 1 every 2 hours.  

One of those men was Steve Yates. But Steve was more than a number, he was a father, a son, a brother, and a friend - director Ben Akers’ childhood best friend. Ben goes on a mission to look at why this is happening and what men can do to help themselves.

He begins by talking to Steve’s family, health professionals and ordinary men who are suffering, often in silence. From there he explores the solutions with people who are using their experiences to create positive change. In this confronting and raw film, the film-makers want to help men (and their families) understand that it’s ok to not be ok, and discuss the ways we can all help ourselves to be mentally fit. 

Ultimately, this is a film of hope, seeking to move us from mental health awareness to mental health action.

Steve: on demand

We first showed Steve at our 2019 Global Health Film Festival and screened it again as part of 2020 Classics series.

We've included in our VOD series this weekend to mark World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October.


Steve will be available for you to watch from Friday 06 October to Monday 09 October2023. VOD tickets are on sale now at £4.99

Get your Steve ticket here!

All VOD tickets are free for Global Health Film members

Find out more about Global Health Film membership here!

Livestreamed Q&A with Steve director

Monday 09 October 19:30 BST: join us online to put your questions and thoughts to director Ben Akers and to to find out what happened next and what he is working on now.

Your Q&A registration link is in your VOD ticket confirmation email!

Global Health Film is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1179829 and company number 10436509. Registered address: 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE
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