Join the characters of Dystonia Animated as they show you their lives with dystonia.

Dystonia Animated is a series of short animations, as part of our Reach Out, Reach All campaign. They focus on “What is dystonia?” in children and how the diagnosis affects their lives.

With help from families and young people with dystonia, we created the first episode which centres around explaining dystonia in a format children and young people can relate to and with language suitable for their age.

Future episodes will focus on the different parts of the journey our young people face; so join Dani, Charlie and a host of characters as they show you their lives with dystonia.

Episode 1 of Dystonia Animated introduces you to Dani, Charlie and some of their family.

In this episode we are so excited to introduce you to Dani, Charlie and some of their family. They share what their lives are like with a dystonia diagnosis.


Watch episode 1





If you would like to watch this episode with subtitles and closed captions (CC) then please click here.

We talked to the families and animators involved in creating this first episode. Watch 'The making of Dystonia Animated' here.

Episode 2 of Dystonia Animated takes us on a visit to the hospital with Charlie.

In Episode 2 we join Charlie and his family on a visit to the hospital and take a glimpse into his home life.


Watch episode 2





If you would like to watch this episode with subtitles and closed captions (CC) then please click here.




Sponsors


Episode 1

This project has been funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. As well as an Unrestricted educational grant provided by Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.

Episode 2

This animation was supported via an Educational Grant from Boston Scientific and has also been funded by an unrestricted grant from IPSEN Ltd.

Donate £1 to support the dystonia community today


Donate £1 today to support the work of Dystonia UK. Your donations will make such a difference including enabling us to continue to create our Dystonia Animated episodes! We aim to raise £100,000, one pound for every person in the UK thought to be affected by dystonia.