This section of our website is dedicated to four case studies selected from archived patient files. Here, we are taking our visitors on a fascinating journey by telling the stories of real patients and their journey into, and life within, the asylum. Each case study is representative of a particular period in mental health history and outlines relevant admission and discharge procedures as well as treatments available to patients.
Case Study I – County Asylums Act & Lunacy Act, 1845
Case Study II – Lunacy Act, 1890
Case Study III – Mental Treatment Act, 1930
Case Study IV – Mental Health Act, 1959