In the run-up to Global Movie Day on 13 February 2021, the Youth Task Force of Mental Health Europe (MHE) is launching a guide on portraying mental health in movies and series. Back in October 2020, MHE’s Youth Task Force launched a call for submissions to young people about positive examples of movies or series where mental health is portrayed in an authentic, realistic and sensitive way. While opinions about movies and series are subjective, certain elements should be kept in mind to avoid stigmatisation and misconceptions. In total, 28 recommendations of movies and series were submitted that young viewers considered positive examples of portraying mental health. Based on this selection and information by mental health organisations, MHE developed a set of guidelines on how to portray mental health in movies and series. Some of the recommendations submitted are used as examples to illustrate the guideline criteria.