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Animated Minds (8 Parts)

Alternative title
Troubled Minds
Synopsis
A series of award-wining, short, animated documentaries which use real testimony from people who have experienced different forms of mental distress. The first four films, made in 2003, focus on adults’ experiences of bipolar disorder, psychosis, panic attacks, and obsessive compulsive disorder. In 2008 four more films were produced. These focus on young people and explore their experiences of obsessive compulsive disorder, deliberate self-harm, eating disorders, and the social distress experienced by those affected by Asperger’s syndrome. Individual titles are: DIMENSIONS; THE LIGHT BULB THING; FISH ON A HOOK; OBSESSIVELY COMPULSIVE; BECOMING INVISIBLE; OVER AND OVER (AND OVER) AGAIN; AN ALIEN IN THE PLAYGROUND; MY BLOOD IS MY TEARS.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Notes
The four films in the second series featuring young people are also available for free streaming and download from the Teachers TV website http://www.teachers.tv/series/troubled-minds under the series title TROUBLED MINDS. Individual part titles are: EATING DISORDERS; OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER; SELF-HARM; ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
Documentation
Further information and advice on the individual conditions are available on the Mosaic Films website http://animatedminds.com/resources/
Subjects
Medical sciences; Psychiatry; Psychology; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
Asperger’s syndrome; eating disorders; mental disorders; mental health; obsessive behaviour; psychoses; young people; self harm; bipolar disorder; panic attacks

Online availability

URI
http://animatedminds.com/the_films/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Andy Glynne

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£103.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 mins approx
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

Mosaic Films

Email
info@mosaicfilms.com
Web
http://mosaicfilms.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7923 2994
Fax
020 7923 2994
Address
4th Floor, Shacklewell Studios
28 Shacklewell Lane
London
LE8 2EZ

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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