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Videos about mental health, wellbeing, recovery

Frames of Mind

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The Frames of Mind mental health film series and annual film festival is an initiative of the University of British Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry. They have monthly evening screenings of a feature film or documentary directly related to a particular mental health theme, which is then followed by a relevant presentation and moderated, but lively, discussion.

Incredibly, it’s now in it’s tenth year. Over that time, it has discovered a fantastic selection of films, which are relevant to discussions in mental health. It’s worth taking a look at their website to read about the films. I just wish they’d put the discussions online.


Written by km

September 20, 2011 at 6:32 am

recovery from psychosis

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Film of a Young woman talking about her own experience of psychosis including recovery, how her friends reacted to her and the support she received from an Early Intervention service.

More information about the film makers at

Written by km

August 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Posted in psychosis, recovery

Robert Whitaker

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A public lecture, recorded in March 2011 in Dublin, by Robert Whitaker, author of ‘Anatomy of an epidemic’ :

“Why has the number psychiatric diagnoses given to adults and children skyrocketed over the past 50 years? Why does this epidemic parallel so closely the growth and dominance of psychiatric drugs as treatment?”. The acclaimed US medical journalist documents a history of science and medicine that raises a heretical question: Could this drug-based approach actually be fuelling this modern-day plague? Whitaker argues we need to start an open conversation about how to stem the epidemic of disabling mental distress in society and move to an approach that helps people get well and stay well over the long term.


Written by km

July 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Posted in history, recovery

Judy Chamberlin

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A 5 minute film made to honour the life and work of Judi Chamberlin, author of On Our Own.

For a UK tribute to her work, see Louise Pembroke’s piece on psychminded which refers to this 30 minute video of her speaking at the 2007 World Psychiatric Association conference – ending with ‘nothing about us without us’.

Written by km

June 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

SLaM / IoP video library

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Mental health care is a site from the South London and Maudsley Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry. They have many,  short and easy to watch, videos on their site including Dr Mike Slade talking about recovery and peer support workers. The videos also have the script with them so you can read the information if you prefer.
The full list of videos is available at

Written by km

June 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm

It’s ok to ask

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Lovely 10 minute film from some young people in Scotland. Describes feelings of suicide and depression and how to get support.

Find out more about them by following @naedrama on twitter
or find them on facebook

Written by km

May 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

Posted in young people

recovery journeys from Canada

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A video from Canadian Mental Health Association – talks about peer support and recovery through two individual’s stories.

Written by km

November 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Posted in peer support, recovery