Mosaic Films pioneered the use of animated documentaries in the UK in 2003, with the award-winning series Animated Minds. Animated Minds is an innovative and award-winning series of short animated documentaries, commissioned by Channel 4, which use real testimony from survivors of mental illness, combined with engaging visuals, to climb inside the minds of the mentally distressed.
The films – directed by Andy Glynne, an award-winning filmmaker and clinical psychologist – were a resounding success, being nominated for and winning numerous awards. The first series (2003) focuses on adults’ experiences of bipolar disorder, psychosis, panic attacks, and obsessive compulsive disorder. The second Animated Minds series (2009) focuses on young people and their experiences of specific mental health problems. They explore eating disorders, deliberate self-harm, obsessive compulsive disorder and the social distress experienced by young people affected by Asperger’s syndrome.
The Animated Minds series were broadcast through Channel 4  and Teachers TV and received a great deal of attention from health, education and community settings in the UK and around the world, as a tool for education and communication.
The first series won a Mental Health Media Award for best documentary (2003), a Grierson Award for Best Newcomer Director (2003), Best Animation at BANFF (2003), and Student Jury Prize at BANFF (2003). The second series went on to win a BAFTA Children’s Award for Secondary Learning (2009), a Mind Mental Health Media Award (2009), a Royal Television Society Award for Best Educational Television (2009), Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Award for Best Animation (2009), and Best Educational Film at the Holland Animation Film Festival (2009).