Prisoner or Patient - Then and Now

When & Where

Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
National Records of Scotland, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY

Event Details

Dr John Crichton, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Over the last 25 years there has been a revolution in the provision of forensic mental health services in Scotland. Away from the centralised provision of The State Hospital to local medium and low secure services. There is more emphasis on supporting people in the community in their journeys of recovery from both mental illness and histories of violence. 
Complementing our Edinburgh Fringe exhibition, ‘Prisoners or Patients? Criminal Insanity in Victorian Scotland’, Dr John Crichton provides a modern perspective to dispel the myths surrounding secure mental health care and to describe stories of hope and courage as individuals come to terms with human experience at its most extreme.

To book, please visit: Attendees can also turn up on the day and any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jocelyn Grant
0131 535 1374



Event Location

National Records of Scotland
New Register House
3 West Register Street


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