Service User Documentary Films

Service User Films

     Self Portrait 
       by Bryan Charnley

5 min 47 sec


     The Bondage Painting
       by Bryan Charnley

     4 min 41 sec

     Professor Louis Appleby: Speech to conference
       Professor Louis Appleby addresses the Mental Health Service reform progress in England in the
last 10 years and that early intervention is a key feature of community care reform in England.
Provided  'iris - Early Intervention in Psychosis' (

     8 min 21 sec

    Early Intervention: from margin to mainstream. 
A story of Social Movement

     Jellycat Media reviews the last ten years in this film.
Provided  'iris - Early Intervention in Psychosis' (

    18 min 47 sec

    Don't Label Me
A story about Alex's journey. 

22 min 09 sec

A short film that challenges the stigma surrounding mental health issues in young men. 

10 min 23 sec

     Vision Shorts
Vision Shorts is a project where 9 beginners that have mental health problems have starred in
and produced their own films under the banner Vision Shorts.
An article written by Mark Gould about the project has been published on The Guardian website.

09 min 20 sec


Documentary movies provided by the School of Disability Studies - Ryerson University, Canada

The following documentary movies have been provided by Ryerson University. © 2010 Ryerson University. All rights reserved.

Self Labelling and Identity
We call mad people lots of names. Most of them are not meant to be complimentary. But what do mad people call themselves? Do they accept labels that others stick on them? Do they apply their own labels? Why might one person choose a different label than another?

» play | 8 min 48 sec


Introducing Mad People's History
David Reville, an instructor with the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, explains how the history of madness differs from the history of psychiatry, and highlights the importance of including the diverse perspectives of people diagnosed as mad, insane, or mentally ill.

» play | 5 mins 13 sec