Mental: A History of the Madhouse

Documentary telling the story of the closure of Britain's mental asylums and what it says about society's changing attitudes to mental illness in the last 60 years.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 58'58''
  • Broadcast year: 2010
Curriculum Connection
  • Psychology | What is Mental Health? | Three historical views of mental illness (Humoral, supernatural and hospital movement)

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Mental: A History of the Madhouse