A History of Mental Health

Stephen Hadfield

Stephen Hadfield counselling and healthcare
North West
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £50 plus expenses
16th July 2018
Mental Health

Since humans have been around, so has mental illness.

From ancient China, through the Egytian and classical world of the Greeks and Romans and up to the present day, the mentally ill have been seen as all things from mystical messengers of the Gods to demonic bringers of evil and misfortune.

In the 19th century, a trip to the London madhouse at Bedlam was seen as being as normal as a modern day trip to a theme park and even in the 20th century, people were locked up in mental asylums fro vagrancy and childbirth out of wedlock.

In our modern 21st century world, do we still mock the mental health problems of others on social media or have we seen a real change in the popular conception of psychiatric illness? Where are we headed in the future? Has it all been tried before...

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About Stephen Hadfield

Stephen Hadfield unravels the mysteries and gobbledygook surrounding the world of 'talking therapies' in an entertaining and informative way with time for questions and answers at the end.

Stephen struggled with type 1 diabetes which he developed as a young man training in psychiatric nursing in the 1970s. Despite his health problems, he retrained in the law and pursued a long career as a medical lawyer until, at the age of 49, he suffered an almost fatal heart attack.

Starting again, Stephen took his skills and experience and returned to University to retrain as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

In between his work and speaking engagements, Stephen finds time to write novels and to travel around Europe in Hannibal, his 1969 Volvo Amazon.

'funny and inspiring!'. Dr Peter Wilson

'What a remarkable man'. Mrs KP

'I saw Stephen privately after attending one of his talks and I have to honestly say that he changed my life and helped me feel good about myself again following a serious car accident'. Robert Vincent PhD

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