DVDs - Mental health

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Common psychological disorders of adolescence
Human Relations Media USA. (2011). Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd
Running time: 27 min
Suitable for young people aged 12+
This DVD looks at some psychological problems that happen in adolescence: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and substance misuse

Coping with dementia: a practical DVD for carers. 
NHS Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland (2010).
Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland
Running time: 60 min
Suitable for people caring for someone in the middle to late stages of dementia.
These short films will help you understand dementia and learn from other carers’ experiences. It also provides practical suggestions about caring.

Obsessive compulsive disorder: an essential teaching aid for medical students, junior medical staff and other professionals new to the field of mental health. 
Cardinal Broadcast. (2010) Mental Health TV
Suitable for medical students, junior medical staff and professionals in mental health

Stopping the pain: teenage self injury.
Human Relations Media USA.  (2010). Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd
Running time: 20 min
Suitable for young people aged 13+

Finding the edge: a mental health resource for use with young people.  Mind in Croydon. (2009). Surrey: Mind in Croydon.
Running time: 54 Min
Suitable for young people aged 13-15
The film explores some of the pressures which might contribute to poor mental health in young people. It examines how society views people with mental health problems and the impact of the resulting stigma

Notes to self: a mental wellbeing teaching resource for young people
Catcher Media. (2009). Catcher Media 
Running time: 20 min
Suitable for young people aged 13-17

Combating stigma.   
Rethink (2008)
Running time: 35 min
Suitable for mental health professionals
This film examines the stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health problems told by people’s own experiences

Taking control: strategies for coping with stress
Video Education Australasia.  (2008) 
Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd.
Running time: 21 min
Suitable for young people aged 11-14
This DVD looks at the causes and effects of stress, the different types of stress suffered by young people and coping mechanisms. 

Am I normal?: teens and emotional health
Human Relations Media USA. (2008).  Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd.
Running time: 22 min
Suitable for young people aged 12-17

Teen depression: signs, symptoms and getting help
Human Relations Media USA.  (2008) Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd.
Running time: 19 min
Suitable for young people aged 13+
This DVD lets teenagers tell their own stories about their depression and their recovery.   

Unspoken: a film about sex, relationships and mental health
Mind. (2007)  Purley: Mind in Croydon,
Running time: 27 min
Suitable for mental health professionals
This DVD discusses the question of sexuality of people who have mental health problems

Out of the shadow: reality is a state of mind
Smiley, Susan.  (2007). Los Angeles: Vine Street Pictures Inc,
Running time: 67 Min
Suitable for anyone wanting to understand a serious mental illness.
This documentary, filmed over five years, is about a woman called Millie, who suffers from schizophrenia. The film was made by Millie’s daughter and shows the affect of mental illness on families

Everything you always wanted to know about depression
Britto, Darry J (2007).  Huddersfield: Time Trappers.
Running time: 35 min
Suitable for people who suffer from depression or think they or one of their relatives or work colleagues might suffer with depression.
This DVD looks at depression, what it is, how it happens, treatment and long term outcome and myths about the illness.

Insight in mind: poetic and vivid perspectives of mania and depression. 
Swings and roundabouts (2007).  Swings and roundabouts.
Running time: 27 min
Suitable for adults
Insight in mind combines peoples experiences of depression with poetry, music, photography and animation.

Breaking point
Alpha Films (2006) Ipswich: Alpha Films. 
Running time: 1 x 11 min, 1 x 12 min, 1 x 30 min
Suitable for young people aged 13 to 16+
This film contains 3 different programmes.
1. ’In the same breath’ for age 15+.  A film about bereavement after suicide
2. Friday for age 13+.  A film about teenage suicide
3. Stress case studies for age 16+ Four different people talk about stress, its causes and how to cope with it

Just listen…mental health.
Alpha Films (2006).   Ipswich: Alpha Films
Running time: 30 min
Suitable for all ages
This film contains candid interviews about what it is like to have a mental illness, which will help to change the attitude to mental health

Mental health.
Channel 4 (2006).  London: 4 Ventures Limited.
Running time: 3 x 25
Suitable for young people aged 14-19.
This film contains 3 programmes.
1. Losing It.  A programme talking about stress, anxiety, depression and disorder, self-harm, suicide and despair
2. Winning the mind game.  This programme highlights the lives of 3 young people who have had a mental illness but have now recovered.
3. Without You.  This programme deals with young people and bereavment

A-Z of your head
Channel 4 (2005).  Brighton: Lambent Productions
Running time: 50 min
Suitable for young people aged 14-19
This film looks at mental health and young people.  It uses the alphabet to ask and answer questions about mental health

Insights on depression
Cardinal Broadcasting. (2005)  Buckinghamshire: Cardinal Broadcasting
Running time: 16 min
Suitable for medical students, junior medical staff and other professionals new to the field of mental health
The DVD interviews people whose stories give a real life look at what depression is and then talks to psychiatrists about symptoms and recovery  

Hidden scars silent wounds: understanding self injury. 
Human Relations Media USA. (2004)  Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd.
Running time: 25 min
Suitable for young people aged 12-19
This film looks at self harm.  There are interviews with people who self harm and their families and a psychologist

Lives behind labels: a story about support.
Linkliving (2005).  Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art.
Running time: 5 min
Suitable for adults, health professionals
The film focuses on how support can make a great deal of difference towards helping people to live a more independent and fulfilling life.

Open up: Mental Health Media’s anti-discrimination toolkit.
Mental Health Media (2004).   London: Mental Health Media
Running time: 1 x 5 min, 1 x 10 min, 1 x 4 min, 1 x 9 min, 1 x 14 min
Suitable for groups of adults who have had experience of mental distress
This film is divided into 5 sessions which will be the starting point for group discussions. The topics covered are Stand up for your rights, Discrimination matters, New messages, What’s going on inside, Speaking out and coming ou

Pillar to post: a film about dual diagnosis.
Mind. (2002). Surrey: Mind in Croydon
Running time: 23 min
Suitable for health professionals
This film is about people with dual diagnosis of mental health and substance misuse and includes the views of a range of professionals.  It tells of the difficulties getting access to services.  Many service users use drugs because they find they are more helpful that the prescribed psychiatric medicines.  This film provides a model of good practice.

Visible Memories - a film about self injury
Mind. (1997). Surrey: Mind in Croydon. 
Running time: 27 min
Suitable for adults and health professionals with an interest in self-harm
This film gives people who self-harm the chance to explain why they self-harm and what approaches do and do not help.  It also helps professionals to examine their own attitude to those who self harm

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