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Black and white photo shows staff meeting at The Cassel Hospital in 1948

Historic ‘voices’ from The Cassel’s past may help with present patients’ treatment

Staff and patients from The Cassel are working with archivists on how the hospital’s internationally important records may help in the treatment of personality disorders. The project is part of The Cassel’s centenary celebrations and centres on the exploration of documents and artefacts dating from 1919. These are kept at The Planned Environment Therapy Archives

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Cassel Hospital Founder Sir Ernest Cassel

The Cassel Hospital’s fascinating history

The Cassel Hospital has been serving the needs of people living with trauma for over 100 years. It was founded by philanthropist Sir Ernest Cassel in 1919 to treat civilian victims of First World War shell shock and went on to pioneer the use of therapeutic community in the treatment of people with severe mental

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Nurse Hannah MacDonald talks about her mental illness and stay at The Cassel Hospital

‘The Cassel Hospital saved my life’

As The Cassel celebrates 100 years of treating people with severe mental ill health, former patient Hannah MacDonald explains why its specialist services are more vital than ever. Hannah was working as a nurse on a ward for people with HIV when she suffered a breakdown. She was sent to a secure mental health unit

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