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100 years of Mental Health Care in Hampshire - introductory workshops
Please join us at one of these introductory workshops to find out more about a project to stimulate research into the local history of mental health care over the past century.
With the closure of St.James Hospital which has held a central role in local mental health services since Victorian days, we were inspired to design a training programme based on learning research skills and promoting good mental health & wellbeing.
The Heritage Lottery have awarded funds to support a pilot of this programme during 2017.
The programme includes these elements:
1. One full day workshop on a weekday each month from March to September, learning a range of research skills to enable volunteers to undertake their own chosen research project linked to the history of mental health care over that period.
2. The workshops include opportunities to explore good mental health and wellbeing for all participants, in particular action learning discussions.
3. From September, there will be additional workshops to help volunteers creatively express their research findings, and plan for an public exhibition in November 2017 to promote their work.
We particularly welcome volunteers with experience of mental or emotional distress, and who may be socially anxious or isolated. There are 12 places available on the programme.