This is an extract from a Channel 4 series called Bedlam. This particular episode was first broadcast on 14th November 2013, and features what I believe is the only actual assessment under the Mental Health Act to have been filmed.
The episode followed Jim Thurkle, an AMHP working in the Speedwell Community Mental Health Team in South London, as he went about his work in the community. In particular, it focused on Rosemary, a woman with schizophrenia who had stopped taking her medication, and was evading contact.
I have extracted the scenes involving Rosemary, including Jim’s attempts to see Rosemary and his efforts to avoid a formal assessment under the Mental Health Act and the day the inevitable assessment takes place, and edited them together. Because of patient confidentiality, the cameras are unable to follow Jim into Rosemary’s house where the assessment takes place.
You can find a link here to the review of this episode that I wrote for Community Care magazine.