Under stress

Australia, 1964

Film
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Examines the re-organisation of mental health services in Australia. Presents some of the changes that have shaped the treatment of the mentally ill in the second part of the 20th century. Patients are no longer admitted and forgotten. Modern and renovated hospitals prepare patients to take their place in the world again, whilst early treatment centres and out-patient clinics have been established. We meet patients in various centres and see them preparing for a new start in life. Photographed by Reg Pearse; music by Peter Sculthorpe; sound by Barry Bowden.

Credits

director

Rhonda Small

producer

Frank Bagnall

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:27:10:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29887

Subject categories

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rehabilitation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospitals

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospitals - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental illness

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental illness - Treatment

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Rehabilitation

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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