SANE believes that everyone with a mental health problem should have the chance to receive any specialist information and help they may need to have their condition treated and managed successfully. Families and carers should receive information and support to enable them to carry out their role, and have their own needs assessed.
Care should be holistic and pay attention to physical as well as mental health. It is important that people are made aware of the treatments available and able to discuss and choose a package of care suited to their individual needs including medication, psychological and other therapies.
Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation should be provided in hospital or community facilities offering meaningful occupation and ensuring dignity, privacy and safety.
Whose mind is it anyway? offers a profound insight into mental illness; what it is like for the individual and for those close to them. The film provides an opportunity for carers to articulate the challenges they face, providing a timeless look at the effects of the condition. There is also a comparison of care in the community, examining historical experience in the US and UK.