How the script for It’s A Wonderful Life is helping people struggling with mental health problems

How the script for It’s A Wonderful Life is helping people struggling with mental health problems
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The script from the iconic 1946 Christmas film, It’s A Wonderful Life, is being used for a new scheme to help vulnerable individuals who may be experiencing problems with their mental health at Christmas time, which for most, can be very difficult.

The famous script from the traditional festive film has been praised for its positive, feel-good messages throughout. As a result, Virgin Trains and Rethink Mental Illness have teamed up to paint 7.5km of famous quotes from the film onto the yellow line of the railway platforms of stations up and down the country.

The yellow painted script can be seen at the below dates across the festive period.

  • London Euston – 22nd November Rugby - 23rd November

  • Birmingham International – 27th November

  • Birmingham New Street – 28th November Stafford – 29th November

  • Stoke-on-Trent – 30th November

  • Crewe – 3rd December

  • Warrington Bank Quay – 4th December

  • Liverpool Lime Street – 5th December

  • Manchester Piccadilly – 6th December

  • Preston (Lancashire) – 10th December

  • Penrith – 11th December

  • Carlisle – 12th December

  • Glasgow – 13th December

As well as this amazing initiative, passengers on Virgin Trains over Christmas will be able to watch It’s A Wonderful Life during their journey as free on-board entertainment.

If you decide to visit one of the stations included you may also bump into Rethink Mental Illness volunteers who will be fundraising for the great cause.