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Personal/lived experiences of mental illness

BBC Learning Zone: Alzheimer's Disease
Pat talks to Ruby Wax about how her husband, Peter, was diagnosed with the condition and how it affects their day-to-day life.

BBC Learning Zone: Bipolar disorder
Stephen Fry talks frankly about his experience of bipolar disorder.

BBC Learning Zone: Depression
Yasmin talks frankly about her experience of depression and discusses the different therapies she has used to try and alleviate the illness.

Black Dog Tribe: Prof. Wolpert on depression and shame
Developmental Biologist Professor Wolpert talks about his experiences of severe depression.

BBC Learning Zone: Suffering a breakdown
Alastair Campbell revisits the places he went to on the day he experienced a mental breakdown and his subsequent arrest and treatment.

BBC News: MPs Kevan Jones and Charles Walker on mental health
MPs speaking out about suffering with mental illness.

The Guardian: video witness series
Mark Casebow's moving short film follows Richard, who has attempted to take his own life and spent time at the Maytree Respite Centre.

Healthtalkonline: Mental Health
The award-winning charity website that lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness.

NHS Choices: Mental health video wall
Featuring a range of interviews with people and their experiences of mental illness.

The Open University: Coping with Depression
Stephen Fry, Jim Brown, and others share their experiences with anxiety and depression.

Youthtalkonline: Depression and low mood
Interviews with young people on their experiences of low mood and depression.

Mental Health services and organisations

A short video about Oxfordshire mental health charity, Restore;=0DEUGm_yi44

Oxford Health's YouTube channel

Oxfordshire Mind Carers Support Group

The Mental Health Foundation's YouTube channel

Mind's YouTube channel;=5

Sane's video gallery


Oxford Unversity Professor, Mark Williams, talks about stress and its impact for the Be Mindful campaign.;=UUI2wYsNaLzr0Vory-hDYLnw&index;=7&feature;=plcp

Oxford psychiatrist and philosopher, Dr Neel Burton's TED talk on 'The Anatomy of Melancholy: Can depression be good for you?'.

Radio and Television

BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind programme
'Exploring the limits and potential of the human mind'. Episodes in the programme are available to listen to on iPlayer.

Vocational support/skills learning and development

A Career in Psychiatry: Interview with Professor Simon Wessely MA, BM BCh, MSc, MD, FRCP,FRCPsych, F Med Sci.

Interview with a Mental Health Nursing graduate of Oxford Brookes School of Health and Social Care.

Video clips to accompany Clarke and Walsh: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing, published by Oxford University Press.

Audio and video to accompany Stringer at al: Psychiatry PRN: Principles, Reality, Next Steps, published by Oxford University Press.

Royal College of Nursing: Mental Health Forum introductory video