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First Hand - Changing Minds Television (Full Length Episode) – 1992 Documentary

First Hand - Changing Minds

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1992 Documentary

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Mental health care is profiled in this 1992 episode of First Hand. Wayne Hussey is a member of the South Auckland Community Treatment Team, who is followed over the course of a day seeing his patients. They vary from a young woman struggling with bipolar disorder, to a woman living with schizophrenia, and a man who has adapted to independent life in the community. Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital becomes the voluntary home of one patient. The hospital was closed in 1999, and parts of the complex were controversially used for haunted house attraction Spookers.

Key Cast & Crew

George Andrews

Producer

Richard Thomas

Producer

Neil Newcombe

Production team - sound

If it wasn't for this I wouldn't be sitting here. I'd be in hospital permanently. But I can lead some sort of normal lifestyle.
– Patient Kevin, on the effectiveness of his treatment