Testimony - Inside Voices of Mental Health Care.

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At the end of the 1990s a group of interviewers from a range of backgrounds went across England and Wales to record first hand accounts from individuals who had experienced life in old mental health asylums. Their aim was to create a historical resource coming from an often ignored perspective - instead of relying on opinions of those distanced from the situation, it would give those with direct experience the power to speak for themselves. This link provides access to the video interviews that the Testimony Project carried out between 1999 and 2001. Full transcripts and extracts from the interviews are available. This resource provides a helpful insight for students in to how mental health services were provided in the past, and can be used as a trigger for discussion about what has (and has not!) changed.

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CreatorsMental Health Media
Added05 May 2011 16:50
RegionUK
KeywordsUKOER, SWAPBox, mental health, history, asylums, testimony, first person accounts
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LicenseCreative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0

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Mental Health in Higher Education

This is a collection of resources uploaded by the Mental Health in Higher Education project, and intended to be of use in developing learners' understanding about mental wellbeing and ill health.

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