Interested in the history of local mental health care?
Thanks to the Heritage Lottery, we’re launching a new programme to offer training in research skills alongside a focus on good mental health and wellbeing. Monthly workshops from March will support volunteers in undertaking a chosen research project looking at an aspect of mental health care within the last 100 years.
With the planned closure of St.James Hospital, we were inspired to develop this programme as a way of exploring and preserving a social heritage which has profoundly influenced mental health care to the present day. We believe this will also increase understanding and help to challenge stigma and prejudice.
The programme will run throughout 2017, culminating in a public exhibition to celebrate the research findings of the volunteers.
We’re holding two introductory workshops on 16 and 21 February in Portsmouth so that people can find out more about the programme, and how to apply.