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If you're in the UK, have brilliant ideas and you want to get into advertising but don't know how, then this is for you. Maybe you feel the industry doesn't represent you or it just doesn't feel accessible. Whatever the reason, Folio wants to help. 

Folio is a free creative programme. It's a place to get your foot in the door.

Learn about the industry, meet a panel of top tier Creative Directors and create your first portfolio piece with mentorship and support along the way. 

You'll be in with a chance to have your idea brought to life for a real ad campaign.

Experience working with a UK Charity client, collaborate with an award-winning animation studio and lead with your creative vision. 

Pssst...Do you want to know who the charity is you'll be working with? 

YoungMinds are leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. YoungMinds provide young people with the tools to look after their mental health, empower adults to support the young people in their lives and give young people the space and confidence to get their voice heard.

In the UK today, an estimated five children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health problem [1]. A quarter of 17 year-old girls have self-harmed [2], and suicide remains the single biggest killer of young men and women aged between 5 to 34 [3]. YoungMinds aims to stop young people’s mental health reaching crisis point.

[1] NHS Digital prevalence survey, October 2020 .
[2] NCB/UCL, November 2020
[3] ONS: Deaths registered in England and Wales, 2019

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Register your interest

Click here to enter the Folio program. Don't worry if you're not quite sure what to expect yet. We'll be starting with a short webinar series which will give you a really good idea on how Folio works, what it's like working in advertising and a whole host of insights along the way. Keep an eye out for an Eventbrite soon.

Do you want to know more about who is involved? Take a look see...

Elizabeth Townsend photo and bio
Jo Wallace photo and bio
Nene Parsotam photo and bio
Ciara O'Meara photo and bio
Nick Mason photo and bio
Shaheed Peera photo and bio
Sarah Nwume McGill photo and bio
Khalid Latif photo and bio
Evie Garner photo and bio

Have questions? 

Download the FAQs doc or get in touch with any queries!

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