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    Submission to Mental Health Priority area consultation of the Labour Policy Forum on behalf of the Labour Social Work Group. The Labour Social Work Group is a member-led group recognised by the Labour Party. We seek to contribute to improved wellbeing and life chances of some of the most vulnerable members of society, by strengthening the place of socialist principles within social work policy and practice and within the broader social care services. We work towards achieving these aims through collective action in local groups and through participation in national policy debates both within and outside the Labour Party. The […]
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    Mental Health seminar held on SUNDAY 23 MARCH 1975 at the ASSEMBLY HALL, UNITY HOUSE, EUSTON ROAD, LONDON NW1. Reported by Mr. T. W. HURST, F.H.A., A.C.I.S. Published by SOCIALIST MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 9 Poland Street London W1V 3DG Tel: 01439 3395 INTRODUCTION The chair for the morning session was taken by Dr. David Stark Murray, past President of the SMA. He said that the twentieth cen­tury has brought mental health sharply into focus. In developed countries psychiatric problems are a major issue. In the United Kingdom there have been a number of outstanding achievements; the introduction of the National Health Service has inte­grated […]
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    July 1946 History The first Psychiatric Social Worker was appointed in 1912 in U.S.A. where public interest had been stirred by Freud’s theories and a growing concern for the proper handling of delinquents and defectives.  Dr. Meyer’s biographical approach to child problems made a new opening for social work as did the demonstration clinics started by the Commonwealth Fund to deal with problem children especially delinquents where the necessity of cooperating with local welfare agencies for children was quickly recognised. In Britain the 1907 investigation of delinquency and the new probation system showed a parallel development here. The Central Association for […]
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