Analysis and discussion of British mental health care development: consequences for the social well being of Mental Ill Health (MIH) sufferers, a geographical perspective.

Innocent, Timothy K. (2006) Analysis and discussion of British mental health care development: consequences for the social well being of Mental Ill Health (MIH) sufferers, a geographical perspective. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The following Independent Study identifies and considers the key events and processes of the 20th and 21st Century, which have created the current climate of uncertainty in British Mental Health Care and Policy. Also discussed is the potential effect this may have on the social well being of mental ill health (MIH) sufferers. Secondary research supported by evidence from interviews with key mental health professionals provided the basis for the studies investigation. The transition from asylum to community care, a small number of violent attacks on the public by the mentally ill and an ensuing moral panic were identified as being the key generative processes which led to the proposed implementation of the 2004 Draft Mental Heath Bill. A geographical, political and sociological investigation of these named generative processes and their consequences provide a comprehensive explanation for the government's proposed draft mental health Bill.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/205

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