Animated Minds: Stories of Postnatal Depression

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This set of 5 short films uses striking animation to bring to life personal testimonies of people who have experienced perinatal mental health difficulties.

The films were commission by the Maudsley Charity and the Wellcome Trust and created by Mosaic films. They won the Best Commissioned Documentary award in the British Animation Awards in 2016.

Each film is 3 to 4 minutes long, and they capture the interviewees’ experiences of:

  • Panic attacks, and intrusive and suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulties adjusting to their role as a mother – including younger and older women
  • The impact on their relationship with their partner – including a father’s perspective
  • Steps that helped them manage and recover from their symptoms

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