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Testimony: Telling the Stories of Those Who Survived the Old Victorian Asylums

Synopsis
Excerpts from over 50 interviews present a picture of patients’ lives from admission to discharge in the old Victorian asylums, which, with the advent of community care, have closed down. The interviews form a record of the history of mental health care from the patient’s point of view, covering the period 1925-1985, and both urban and rural areas in England and Wales.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
2000
Availability
Out of Distribution
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
mental illness; psychiatric hospitals

Production Company

Name

Mental Health Media

Email
info@mhmedia.com
Web
http://www.mhmedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7700 8171
Fax
020 7686 0959
Address
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

Rethink Mental Illness

Web
https://shop.rethink.org/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shop
london
SE1 7TP
Notes
The Mental health Shop is a combined effort from Mental Health Media and the charity, Rethink.

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