Teachers TV

Teachers TV

December 03, 2009 01:00 ET

BAFTA Children's Award and Mental Health Media Award for Teachers TV

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) -

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In the last seven days, Teachers TV, the online and digital TV education resources provider, has won two major awards for its powerful animated programme, Troubled Minds. On 29 November, the programme won Best Secondary Learning Programme in the BAFTA Children's Awards 2009, and on 24 November, Troubled Minds won the Young People's Media award in the Mind Mental Health Media Awards 2009.

Made by Mosaic Films and supported by The Wellcome Trust, Troubled Minds is a teaching resource which helps to bring the concerns surrounding some serious psychological issues into focus. Narrated by young people, these real-life stories go to the heart of the matter on a range of psychological illnesses and syndromes, encouraging empathy and further discussion. The four topics covered in the film are: eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Aspergers and self harm.

Andrew Bethell, Chief Executive of Teachers TV, commented: 

'We are delighted to have been recognised at the BAFTAs and the Mind Mental Health Media Awards. We are committed to staying at the forefront of online and digital broadcasting, producing excellent and innovative programming which meets the needs of our audiences. This includes a willingness to address sensitive issues calling for empathy as well as visual flair. This award is a splendid testament to the quality and educational value of Teachers TV programmes.'

Troubled Minds is available to view now on the Teachers TV website

Notes to Editors

  • Teachers TV is a free online resource.
  • Through engaging educational videos, practical resources and an active online community, Teachers TV supports the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field.
  • The Teachers TV award winning website has over 3,000 educational videos available to view at anytime and currently has over 320,000 registered users. In 2008 more than two million people visited the site.
  • To date, Teachers TV has filmed over 5,400 teachers in 2,500 schools and over 1,900 educational experts, advisers and academics. Teachers TV is making a huge difference to schools throughout the country.
  • In addition to the website: www.teachers.tv, Teachers TV programmes are available on the TV Channel on Sky 880, Virgin Media 240, Freesat 650 and Freeview 88 (4-6pm) and through iTunes U.

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