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Duration: 1 hour

Powerful documentary which, for the first time, follows three people who have been sectioned on their journey through the mental health system. With unprecedented access to one of the largest mental health trusts in the UK, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, the film focuses on Andrew, Richard and Anthony as they battle to regain control of their lives, bringing into sharp focus the huge challenges faced by patients and staff alike.

Last on

Tue 18 Jan 2011 22:00 BBC Four

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  • Photo: Anthony

    Photo: Anthony

    Anthony, one of the patients whose story is followed in Sectioned, feels he has been in a 20 year battle to leave the system behind.

  • Photo: Richard

    Photo: Richard

    Since the age of 19, Richard has had a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and hears voices on a daily basis.

  • BBC Health: Mental Health

    BBC Health: Mental Health

    Find information and advice on a wide range of mental health conditions, including schizophrenia.

    Go to the BBC Health website
  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Ben Anthony, the director of Sectioned, reveals the complex planning involved in filming inside a mental health unit, and offers his thoughts on Anthony, Andrew and Richard, the three central figures in the documentary.

    Read Ben Anthony's post on Sectioned on the TV blog


Ben Anthony
Lucy Cohen
Executive Producer
Madonna Benjamin


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