History of Mental Health by Mind Essay
Histort of mental health
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1601 The Poor Law was introduced and clearly defined the responsibility of every parish to support those who were incapable of looking after themselves. This responsibility was limited to people born or defined as being 'settled' in a parish. Other people who did not fit these categories could be expelled from the parish.
1808 The County Asylums Act 1808 gave permissive powers to the Justices of each …show more content…
1939 The Feversham Committee on voluntary mental health associations (1936-39) recommended the amalgamation of three major mental health organisations: the Central Association for Mental Welfare, the Child Guidance Council and the National Council for Mental Hygiene. Although the formal merger did not occur until the end of World War II, the associations worked together during the war through the Provisional Council for Mental Health. The Government asked the Council to provide a national aftercare service for people discharged from military service on psychiatric grounds.
1942 In December, the British Government published the watershed report on social insurance and allied services - better known as the Beveridge Report after its author, the journalist, academic and Government advisor, William Beveridge; this report shaped government social policy for the rest of the century.
1946 The National Association for Mental Health (NAMH, which later became Mind) was formed by the amalgamation of the three major mental health organisations (see 1939). NAMH lobbied for better services for people with mental health problems, set up day centres and hostels and provided training services for social