The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Film director: 
Stephen Chbosky
Event date: 
Fri, 13/11/2015

This was a special event for young people.

What are the perks of being a wallflower? Wellbeing is an important topic in adolescence as three young people in every classroom experience mental health problems. DECIPHer, a research centre at Cardiff University, want to know what young people think about mental health and the research that is being conducted into young people’s mental health. Therefore, we held a free screening of the film ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’. Following the screening young people were invited to take part in discussions with researchers about mental health research.

 Location: Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Date: Friday 13th November

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm


This event has been co-organised and will be co-facilitated by young people from ALPHA, DECIPHer’s advisory group of young people. To find out more about ALPHA see our film. For more information and to obtain tickets please click here.


1 - TRIGGER WARNING:  Please note this film contains scenes about mental health, drug use, abuse, suicide, and self-harm which some young people may find upsetting.  Due to this only young people aged 15 and over and who are accompanied by a teacher, youth worker or other DBS checked individuals can attend.  An adult can bring as many young people as they deem appropriate.

2 - Accompanying adults will be expected to gather consent for young people to attend as DECIPHer will not be collecting consent information.

3 - Unfortunately due to the start time of the event we will not be able to offer parking at the event, so those travelling by car or minIbus will be expected to park their vehicle in the street in a non-residential parking area.

4 - We will be offering food at the event at arrival (4:00pm) and during a break after the film (about 6:30pm).  Therefore when obtaining tickets we require dietary/allergy information.

Any queries about this event should be addressed to Hayley Reed via email ( or telephone (02920879053).  Alternatively you can contact Cardiff sciSCREEN and they will forward your message on.