DigitalAngel (digitalangel) wrote in sadsupport,

UK Request

I received this email from SADA so thought I'd pass on the information...

Dear SADA member

We apologise for sending this message a second time. It is an appeal
from the BBC for a volunteer who is severely affected by SAD and who
lives in the south of England (details below). The BBC need to be able
to show that it is SAD and not other aspects such as old age that are
the cause of the difficulties the person experiences.

At SADA we feel it is important to get the message out about SAD.
There are many people who do not understand the condition. The
programme will not be made unless a suitable volunteer is found.
Please consider this request.

Many thanks and best wishes

SADA Media Team

Forwarded message follows:

Dear Sir/Madam

I work as a researcher for the BBC in Southampton and we would like to
make a programme about how difficult it is to cope with SAD on a day
to day basis.

I am aware of the condition because I believe I suffer myself to a
lesser extent, hence my interest in making a programme to raise
awareness. We would like to find someone who is prepared to let us
film them towards the end of the autumn, as winter and the dreaded
dark nights approach, and then a second filming opportunity once the
clocks have gone back in November to see how a person with SAD copes.

The programme I work on is called 'Inside Out' and we are back on air
from the 17th October 2011 at 7.30pm on BBC1 transmitting to a family

We are looking for someone who is quite severely affected in order to
demonstrate to the viewer what a serious condition SAD is.

If you are interested in taking part and live within the counties
listed below, then I would like to hear from you. I would be happy to
talk to you futher if you have any concerns prior to making a
commitment to filming, please don't hesitate to give me a call on 023
80 374304 (direct dial) or e-mail me on


Yours sincerely

Catherine Shawyer - Researcher
BBC Current Affairs, Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7PU
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