Mental Health and War: Then and Now

Shell-shock quickly emerged as a major concern in the armed forces during the First World War.

Link to Mental Health and War: Then and Now event
Thursday, 21st September, 2017
13:00 - 15:30
University of Chester, Riverside Campus, CRV119

In subsequent conflicts, healthcare interventions have tried to take account of the psychological trauma experienced by soldiers, from PTSD to depression to alcohol misuse. Claire Chatterton, Chris Carter and Gerwyn Michael discuss the experiences and treatment of mental illness in war past and present, and what we can learn from this for nursing today. 

This afternoon workshop is hosted by Alan Finnegan and is a joint event between the University of Chester's Westminster Centre for Veterans' Health and Wellbeing/Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society and the RCN Defence Nursing Forum/History of Nursing Society.

Draft Programme

1300 Arrivals/refreshments
1325 Introduction
1330 Foundations of modern MH and the link to the military – Alan Finnegan
1350 Nurses in WW1 – Claire Chatterton
1410 Current Military Mental Health - Gerwyn Michael
1435 Training & Education for Military Nurses - Chris Carter
1500 Final Questions
1530 End

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