mental health training/education

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Topsy asked 3 years ago

Do mental health professionals in NZ get to see "Take these Borken Wings"? as part of their professional education? If so, what impact does it have? If not, why not?

Olivia-AucklandOlivia-Auckland replied 3 years ago

Hi Topsy. That’s a good question! I’ve heard of ‘Take These Broken Wings’ but I’m not sure if this is something offered toward professional education. There are definitely many mental health documentaries that professionals and the public can learn from, such as on the Supporting Families website. I myself haven’t heard of ‘Take These Broken Wings’ as a resource but it might be worthwhile to put it out to the forum.
Does anyone else know of this or have any thoughts for Topsy?

Anastasia-AucklandAnastasia-Auckland replied 3 years ago

Hi Topsy, I’m really intrigued by your question. I, too, haven’t heard of the documentary as an official resource, but that’s not to say that some programmes wouldn’t offer it as part of their course content to critique, for example. I just don’t know. At the same time, I think it would be reasonable to assume that some mental health professionals in training might personally discover the documentary and may even bring it up as a point of discussion in their educational contexts. That would be interesting! Let us know if you find a sure answer 🙂

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Anastasia-AucklandAnastasia-Auckland answered 3 years ago

Hi Topsy, I’m really intrigued by your question. I, too, haven’t heard of the documentary as an official resource, but that’s not to say that some programmes wouldn’t offer it as part of their course content to critique, for example. I just don’t know. At the same time, I think it would be reasonable to assume that some mental health professionals in training might personally discover the documentary and may even bring it up as a point of discussion in their educational contexts. That would be interesting! Let us know if you find a sure answer 🙂