The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has contributed to an exhibition that explores historical developments in mental health care in Belfast.
This exhibition – History of Mental Health Belfast: Colony to Community – will launch on World Mental Health Day, 10 October, and will culminate in a major event planned for next year. As it explores attitudes and impacts, and reveals interesting perspectives and practices, the interactive exhibition will follow the journey of mental health for both patients and staff, and feature the highs and lows in this history over the last century to today.
Along with the photographs and artifacts on display, the launch day programme includes personal experiences portrayed through poetry, drama and music.
Visitors are invited to attend the exhibition at Knockbracken Hall, Belfast from 10am to 1pm, and bring stories and memorabilia which will contribute to the final exhibition.