As part of a mental health history project funded by the Heritage Lottery, the project group have designed a small number of questions to gather memories of using or working in mental health services.

We're particularly interested in your memories of the hospitals in Hampshire - St.James Hospital in Portsmouth and Knowle Hospital in Wickham - especially as St.James Hospital site is about to be re-developed as Knowle was a few years ago. However, any memories of being in contact with mental health services are welcome - whether as a service user, a carer or family member, a visitor, or as a worker.

We are also organising a couple of sessions over the summer period where people will have the opportunity to share more memories together. These memories will then be used, along with local research being completed by project participants, as a basis for a creative exhibition to highlight interest in the social history of the last 100 years of mental health care in Hampshire.

If you're interested in taking part in these sessions please fill in the contact details at the end of the survey.

If you have any questions / comments, please email

Carolyn Barber
The Good Mental Health Cooperative

* 1. As a service user, carer, or worker, what is your first memory of coming into contact with mental health services?

* 2. Looking back, what examples can you give of changes you've experienced in mental health services?

* 3. What would you have liked to be different?

* 4. What has been your most positive experience of mental health services?

* 5. Are you interested in coming to an event to share more memories?

* 6. If you'd like more information about the follow-up sessions, please add your contact details here.