Making Sense of Mental Illness - creating animations to help under-11s
The animation Making Sense of Mental Illness, commissioned by Our Time and created by PICNIC Studio, gives under-11s an explanation of what mental illness is, and what they can do if someone in their family is affected by it.
While teenagers and young people living with or caring for a parent with a mental illness need support, many of them have already experienced stigma, isolation or adverse effects before reaching secondary school.
The first animation is already generating much interest and we are keen to make more of these to help children and young people affected. Without funding, these animations may not be made and we are looking for support to produce these as quickly as possible to ensure they reach these children at a crucial point in their lives.