LIVE ZOOM Session dates:
Tuesdays, 10.30am - 12noon 8 December 22 December 12 January 26 January
This first part of our project aims to research the history of the Borough of Portsmouth Mental Asylum (later St.James' Hospital), including patient records, to explore the transformational impact of the First World War on mental health care and treatment.
There will be four online group workshops to support people undertaking research as part of this project. The workshops will include guidance around research skills and sources of information, as well as sharing materials and findings. The opportunities include research into attitudes towards mental health care, changes in treatments, including when the hospital was requisitioned by the American Armed Forces in 1918. Through patient records, we will identify individual stories which illustrate the social context of that period – for example returning veterans and young widowed mothers.
The First World War had a profound influence on how mental health care developed at that time, along with many other social changes, and patient records are now publicly available up to 1920 as 100 years has passed.
The second part of the project will involve creative activities to help bring the stories identified through the research to life, and share these with the wider public through a multi-media presentation, and published materials.
"Hundred Years of Mental Health in Hampshire" Online Exhibition
Memories of people working or staying at Knowle & St.James’ Psychiatric Hospitals, photos, poetry and Images based on these memories, as well as a pictorial timeline of major developments in mental health care over 10 decades£5.00
Presentation and talk on '100 Years of Mental Health Care in Hampshire'
Presentation and talk on '100 Years of Mental Health Care in Hampshire' and launch of a new project focused on World War 1.Free
Mental Wealth Trialogue Postcards
UK postage only
Postcard images have been created by artist, Claire Holloway, inspired by open dialogue about mental health. The Good Mental Health Coop run regular events called Mental Wealth Trialogues, open dialogue to encourage reflection£12.00
“ABOVE ALL A PATIENT SHOULD NEVER BE TERRIFIED”
AN EXAMINATION OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND TREATMENT IN HAMPSHIRE 1845-1914 examining the role of history in explaining ‘madness’ and the problems associated with individual historians’ interpretations and representationsFree
Heritage Gift Pack
A unique set of postcards
UK Postage only
historical images and contemporary photographs from Knowle and St.James Psychiatric Hospitals, & the 'St James Journals', a collection of newsletters written by staff between 1961 and 1968£15.00