The Good Mental Health Cooperative is inviting people to join a new project

to explore 'Stories from the Borough of Portsmouth Mental Hospital during the Great War 1914 -19'.

This event is an opportunity to explore the history of mental health care over the last century through the eyes of people taking part in a heritage project during 2017. View the exhibition of photographs, personal stories, and changes in the law and practice in mental health care. Listen to a presentation from Carolyn Barber, from the Good Mental Health Cooperative, and hear about a new project to uncover stories from the Borough of Portsmouth Mental Hospital during the Great War 1914-18.

As part of the presentation, Maggie Sawkins will read poems created from people's memories from the 1950s onwards, and Pip Firth will read a moving account by her grandfather of his experience in the First World War which led to his 'nervous breakdown'.


About the Good Mental Health Cooperative

The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example.

At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose.

Mental Wealth Academy

The Good Mental Health Cooperative

The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example. At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose. www.goodmentalhealth.org.uk

Funded by

Heritage Lottery Fund