Adapted from the resource at, this timeline details the history of mental health from ancient times through to the present day, showing the dates of significant moments such as groundbreaking campaigns, the opening of key mental health units and charities, and the passing of important mental health acts. Can be used as a source of good succinct background information for a project in history, social studies, PSHE/citizenship, science or literature.


  • Mental Health History Timeline.doc

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Created: Oct 15, 2009

Updated: Jan 5, 2011

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