Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders

AMEND Cartoons

Daniel has MEN1 and Lisa has MEN2. With the help of their pet cats and animated friends, they explain their conditions simply.

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These cartoons were Highly Commended by the British Medical Association 2015 Patient Information Awards

AMEND-Sponsored Medikidz™ Comic Books

Using stories from real-life young patients, these comic books are colourful and beautifully illustrated to help explain MEN1 and MEN2 in a little more detail than the cartoons. Hard copies can be ordered for FREE from AMEND and are sent automatically to new members.

Our children's resources have been endorsed by the Society for Endocrinology, the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society, the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons and the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

AMEND's children's resources were produced in 2013/2014 as part of project 'Project Superhero!', which was made possible thanks to a 2-year award from the UK Big Lottery Fund.

For Parents

pdf Talking to Children & Young People about MEN (855 KB)

Other Videos

Here is a cartoon by the Jeans for Genes organisation which explains a bit about genes and genetics:


Visit the Centre of the Cell website to play games such as 'Explore a Cell', 'Build an Organ', 'Organ Surgery' and 'Genes and Your Cells'.  Centre of the Cell is an educational resource for children run by Queen Mary University of London and Bart's and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry.

4 great games are available to play on the Thackray Medical Museum website, including Plastic Surgeon (ages 7-11) and Emergency Aid Worker (ages 14-16)

If there is anything you would like to see included on this page, just contact us and let us know.