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Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Wednesday 12 May 2021, 05:30pm
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Heritage events - Surrey County Council

Sources for the History of Surrey's Mental Hospitals, 1700 - c.1990. A talk for Mental Health Awareness Week, 2021 Was your ancestor in a Surrey asylum? This talk traces the history of the care of the mentally ill and mentally handicapped in Surrey from the 18th century through to the 1990s. Using the records of Surrey's earliest private asylums, county institutions at Springfield, Brookwood and Netherne, charitable foundations like Royal Earlswood and Holloway Sanatorium and the 'Epsom Cluster' of Horton, Long Grove, The Manor, St Ebba's and West Park, it tells the story of mental health care in Surrey, uses medical records to uncover the hidden stories of patients and the care regime they experienced and draws on photographs, and other records rescued when these vast hospitals finally closed to explore daily life in a psychiatric institution over the course of three centuries.

Tickets £5.

Please book a place online. After payment has been received you will be emailed a unique link and password to attend the talk on Zoom.

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