Using animation to communicate mental health

Using animation and storytelling to support the roll-out of Mental Health Support Teams in schools and higher education in Essex.

A child and mother watch the MHST animations on their laptop and tablet, the child is pointing to the screen.

The mission.

Communicating mental health support to children and young people.

We worked with Enable East to produce a series of informative and engaging animations and creative materials to support the roll-out of a new Mental Health Support Team [MHST]. The MHST aims to support and improve the mental health of young people in primary, secondary and further education in Essex.

A collection of social media posts featuring characters and quotes from the animated films.

The animations.

We created animations using insights from focus groups with professionals and listening to young people with lived experience who are benefiting from support provided by the mental health support team.

We used a bright and colourful animation style, communicating mental health messages calmly and clearly. Using storytelling and narration, we made information simple and easy to understand and ensured that the story and key messages were relatable to the audience.

Check out the films.





2 4 minute animated films produced
6 shortened videos perfect for social media
20,000 number of young people likely to see this video in school

You might also like

Do you want to make a difference?

Let us help you. Chat to us about planning your next project.

Get the latest insights and other interesting changemaker stuff in your inbox.

Once or twice a month, 100% real and interesting, 0% spam.
We create meaningful digital products that connect with people and make positive change possible.

Home of the changemakers.

We just need a bit more info

* indicates required

Marketing Permissions

Social Change will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

Marketing preferences

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Project Planner