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POSTPONED: The Retreat

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The Retreat (York)

Heslington Road

York

YO10 5BN

United Kingdom

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Join Dr Kath Webb, who has catalogued the rich and fascinating Retreat archive, on a walk around the Retreat.

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The Retreat psychiatric hospital was opened by York Quakers in 1796. Its mild methods of treating the insane instantly made it famous, and it became a major influence on changing attitudes to the mentally ill.

The Retreat transferred in-patient services to the Schoen Clinic (based on-site) in December 2018 but continues to operate as a specialist mental health care provider offering a range of out-patient and community services.

The Retreat site, which includes the hospital buildings and grounds, Lamel Hill, and the York Quaker burial ground, is of great historical significance, and is not normally open to the public. Dr Kath Webb, who has catalogued the rich and fascinating Retreat archive, will lead a walk around the site, examining its development and how this reflects the contributions the Retreat has made to the development of mental health care over the last 200 years.

Meet at the front of the Retreat

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The Retreat (York)

Heslington Road

York

YO10 5BN

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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