Show / Display
The Gosport Gallery & Museum, Ordnance Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NQ
An exhibition about how mental health care in Hampshire developed over the last century, based on research and memory sharing by local volunteers. You can also access a virtual exhibition that focuses on stories of local mental health care during WW1
Imposing Victorian buildings housed patients in the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum (later Knowle Psychiatric Hospital) and the Borough of Portsmouth Lunatic Asylum (later St James’ Hospital). Royal Hospital Haslar and Netley Hospital, both important Ministry of Defence establishments, had their own psychiatric facilities.
The experiences of ‘shell shock’ by so many on the battlefields of WW1 initiated a transformation in approaches to mental health care, over time and with successive legislation.
The stories told through the displays and online show how this hidden part of our social history can raise awareness of changes and help to challenge the stigma around mental health at the present time.
Stories of Asylum in WW1 can be viewed online from home https://my.creative-learning.net/bundles/heritage-ww1 or at the venue along with the 100 years of Mental Health Care in Hampshire exhibition. Both projects are Heritage Lottery Funded.
Duration: Allow 60 minutes.
Please note that this is an Event from 2021
No booking required
This is a very accessible venue. Some Blue Badge parking just beside the building. Pay car parks nearby. Refreshments available nearby in various cafes.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community-based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. Visit their website for further info https://goodmentalhealth.org.uk
Good Mental Health Coop
Adjacent to Morrisons. Enter through the green doors in Gosport High Street (pedestrianised).