Our Time animation still of girl choosing cake

Explaining mental illness to under-11s

What is mental illness? How does it affect people? How does mental health work?

This fantastic new animation can help to get a conversation started with a child about what mental illness is, how people are affected by it, and what they can do to look after themselves. When you have a follow-up conversation, you could discuss the main points in the film: encouraging them to share any worries or concerns they have with someone they trust, and find time for activities they enjoy.

Our Time is currently fundraising to commission more animations to help children affected by parental mental illness. You can donate to the funds here.
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