On 7th March A Level Psychologists visited the Museum of the Mind at Bethlem Hospital in Kent. Students were given a talk on the history and modern workings of the Hospital and treatments, a visit to the museum and gallery and a seminar on ethical and legal considerations in treating patients.
Not only is Mental Illness a significant part of their course but it is also an important issue which Y13 have studied in lesson 5, considering the impact of stigma and illness and how to maintain mental health. Students found the experience thought-provoking and valuable for their studies.
‘Bethlem Hospital was fascinating in giving us all an insight in relation to how far our understanding and treatment of metal health has progressed. As a psychology student, it was incredibly valuable to my studies and I’m glad that I had the privilege of going.’ Georgina, Y13
‘We had an interesting talk from one of the staff about how mental illnesses were treated centuries ago; it’s drastically different to what is done today! The museum was also full of intriguing exhibits, and I would love to visit again.’ Karys, Y12