The Oasis Video


A women’s mental health support group in Edinburgh.


Describes the work of the Oasis Women’s Support Group in Edinburgh. This was the first Mental Health Project in the community providing service and support for women going through stressful periods of their life, and with other mental health problems. They wanted a safe place to talk through their problems with people who had had similar experiences, as well as professionals.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.

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