Week 6 – Video Resources




The epidemic of chronic homelessness in America is connected to the deinstitutionalisation of the severely mentally ill from state psychiatric hospitals in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Many policies intended to improve the lives of those living with mental illness, in practice left them in a vicious cycle of homelessness and incarceration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3-1AYdfJ64&t=20s (Published 28 Jun 2017) Caution  –  very American


From Madhouse To Our House Pt.1

The Consumer/Survivor Initiatives (CSI) model transforms the way people with mental health concerns are supported. The video includes historical background on how society has responded to people with mental health problems, how treatments have changed and the impact of deinstitutionalization.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnTJYtzlVkc&t=91s  (Published 6 Aug 2010

Australian Deinstitutionalisation; what next?

Although Australia was a leader in closing institutions, Dr Michael Kendrick suggests that it faces on going challenges in the way accommodation is provided to people with a disability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0GZ6IlUa30 (Published 25 Nov 2014)

Deinstitutionalization – From Hospital to Community Care – In UK

A documentary exploring the topic of deinstitutionalization of mental health in the United Kingdom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVhdrQwLjI (Published 18 Jun 2015 )