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Mental Health Task Force Videos (5 Parts)

Synopsis
1: Presents eight examples of how leisure and occupational needs of people with serious mental health problems are being met around England.
2: Presents eight examples of projects around England whose aim is to support people with a serious mental health problem to prevent recurring admissions to hospital. Projects include health support services available to people in crisis as well as social support and outreach services. They range from intensive support in the home or in respite accommodation, to community-based networks offering social support and activities.
3: Presents eight diverse examples of how the accommodation needs of people with serious mental problems are being met in England. Shows that people with challenging mental health needs do not have to live permanently in a psychiatric hospital.
4: Looks at six projects providing services for African-Caribbean, Asian, Chinese and Vietnamese people with severe mental health problems, with examples covering sheltered accommodation, drop-in-centres, advocacy, counselling and recreational services. Also demonstrates what can be achieved by joint funding of projects between various statutory bodies and the voluntary sector.
5: Shows how indpendent advocacy works in the mental health field, taking as examples seven projects around England. Managers as well as mental health services users and their advocates contribute their views. Examines issues such as the importance of indpendence, training, secure funding, the need for mutual understanding and the role of the advocate.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 35, 39, 37, 32, 28 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Notes
For availability information, contact: Department of Health, Information Division.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet with part 1.
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
advocacy; community care; mental health; mental illness; social services

Sections

Title
Meeting need: leisure and occupation
Synopsis
1: Presents eight examples of how leisure and occupational needs of people with serious mental health problems are being met around England.

Title
Meeting need: alternatives to hospital
Synopsis
2: Presents eight examples of projects around England whose aim is to support people with a serious mental health problem to prevent recurring admissions to hospital. Projects include health support services available to people in crisis as well as social

Title
Meeting need: supported accommodation
Synopsis
3: Presents eight diverse examples of how the accommodation needs of people with serious mental problems are being met in England. Shows that people with challenging mental health needs do not have to live permanently in a psychiatric hospital.

Title
Different cultures, different needs
Synopsis
4: Looks at six projects providing services for African-Caribbean, Asian, Chinese and Vietnamese people with severe mental health problems, with examples covering sheltered accommodation, drop-in-centres, advocacy, counselling and recreational services. A

Title
Voicing need: advocacy and empowerment
Synopsis
5: Shows how indpendent advocacy works in the mental health field, taking as examples seven projects around England. Managers as well as mental health services users and their advocates contribute their views. Examines issues such as the importance of ind

Sponsor

Name

NHS Executive, Mental Health Task Force

Distributor

Name

CFL Vision

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