Zigmond on Mental Health

David Zigmond talks to Simon Duffy about the importance in true and empathetic understanding in nurturing good mental health and what this means for the NHS.

Dr David Zigmond served in the NHS from 1969 as a GP and psychiatrist. His long career as a practitioner, writer and teacher was consistently highly regarded. Yet in the last decade he found many healthcare reforms to be problematic: in particular systems to industrialise and corporatise that become increasingly inimical to our best personal care.

Here David talks about the importance of relationships and a human scale to the possibility of providing good assistance with mental health care:

Watch the full series of films, from which these film clips have been taken, in the playlist below:

The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Films produced by Ruskin Kyle of Rivers Rush.

Zigmond on Mental Health © David Zigmond & the Centre for Welfare Reform 2018.

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Film | 01.03.18

health & healthcare, mental health, England, Film

David Zigmond


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