Trauma and the Brain

NHS Lanarkshire's EVA Services

  • Character hovering over a chair with head in clouds surrounded by the words Stupid, Bitch, Ugly, Frigid, Fat, Whore
  • Close up of head showing brain, and the amygdala with the word danger and a bell ringing symbol
  • Front of Police building
  • Girl, sitting on couch, in interview with police
  • Girl in close up

NHS Lanarkshire’s Ending Violence and Abuse (EVA) Services needed a short animation to give Police Scotland officers an understanding of the impact of trauma on survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

media co-op condensed the essence of a two-hour training session into an 8-minute film. Trauma and the Brain went way beyond its original intended audiences. It’s now used to promote a trauma-informed approach in many professions in many countries across the world – from Judges in the USA to Mounties in Canada.

Trauma and the Brain has had over 245,000 online views.


Winner best animation and VFX at the Royal Television Society Scotland Awards

Winner Public Sector Award at The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards

Shortlisted Best Original Concept at the Haelo Public Sector Film Festival