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Mental Health and war: Then and Now

21 Sep 2017 13:00 - 15:30

University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SL


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

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 a joint RCN and University of Chester event.
This is a joint event between the University of Chester's Westminster Centre for Veterans' Health and Wellbeing / 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

Image © IWM (Q 79508)

University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive

There are a number of ways you can get to the Riverside Campus. For full details visit the University website.