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Young people's mental health animated documentaries for BBC Learning - seeking contributors

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MEDIA: Mosaic Films Wed 16-Nov-16 10:37:18

Mosaic Films are making a series of 3- 4 minute animated documentaries for BBC Learning, featuring interviews with young people talking about their mental health. The films will explore the experiences of primary school aged children and we are looking for young people aged 8 - 16 years to take part (older children will reflect on earlier experiences)

The films will be screened on the BBC website and used in schools to support PSHE work with young people around mental health, as well as for teacher training. They will also be available to young people's charities to support their outreach/support/mental health anti stigma work with children.

Mosaic Films have a unique reputation for making quality programmes combining animation and documentary interview, using the testimonies of young people we work with animators to tell their stories visually. Over the years we have produced a number of BAFTA winning animated series; about children living with different illness and conditions, teens experiencing mental health problems and the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers. Here is an example of the work:

www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zpdy6fr

We don’t disguise the voice, but animation will otherwise allow for anonymity and we will edit out identifying details. Recording will be in London or possibly in a city closer to the child. Mosaic will cover travel expenses. The parent of the child will be present and can hear everything while the recording is happening. The session will take between 30 - 90 mins and the edited audio will be sent to the parents for approval.

We hope to cover a range of stories which could potentially be about: social anxiety, depression, panic attacks, body-image, low self-esteem, eating disorders, OCD and bullying (both from the perspective of a child who has bullied or been bullied or both).

We will be recording the interviews in mid December, and completing in the first week in January, so I am particularly keen to speak with parents and children over next two weeks with a final deadline of Friday December 23rd 2016

If you are interested to find out more please contact
Rachel Bailey at rachel@mosaicfilms.com
07946 565 490

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