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A Storytelling Approach – Part 1

A Storytelling Approach – Part 1

I have tried to tell some of the more upbeat stories, and indeed I know for certain that our service had many positive results. But I would not be honest if I didn’t tell how often we despaired at the way it was impossible to get the recognition, funding and...
Ty Bryn & Pollards Well

Ty Bryn & Pollards Well

These two buildings were the headquarters for the child and adolescent service for Gwent. They were in the very attractive park-like grounds of St Cadoc’s Hospital in Caerleon. They had started with Pollards Well, built many years before as a private residence...
For Gwent: Child Psychiatry – 1972-2005

For Gwent: Child Psychiatry – 1972-2005

Whatever its flaws as an institution, my time in Whitchurch Hospital was a good place to learn what should be done—and even more importantly not done—in mental health care. I joined the academic unit on Ward E1 and moved with it, as a lecturer in the School of...