Monthly Archives: October 2018

Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 -is tinkering the answer?

The review is looking at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act (MHA)1983 is used and how practice can improve. Following the identification of the review’s priorities in its May 2018 interim report, topic groups were established to focus … Continue reading

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Suicide Minister

Britain named Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price to take on the additional role as minister for suicide prevention. Past research by various mental health charities have concluded that depressing ward conditions were hindering patients’ recovery.  Survey’s found that more than one in two ex-patients described wards as … Continue reading

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THE EARLSWOOD ASYLUM – Redhill Surrey

The ‘Asylum for Idiots was founded in 1847, and established at Park House Highgate in 1848, when fifty patients were admitted. By 1849, 145 patients had been admitted.  Rev. Andrew Reed founded the “Asylum for Idiots” charity. Reed had already … Continue reading

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