Monthly Archives: February 2017

Open Day Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Don’t forget the Open Day this Sunday at Willow Court, there are still places available on the Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and afternoon performances from the Derwent Valley Players. For $25 you get to see two historic short plays and … Continue reading

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Christmas in Purgatory

CHRISTMAS IN PURGATORY A Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation This rare publication is available free for download on the internet through a U.S. Government website. This is now considered a rare (first edition August, 1966) publication and gives a photographic … Continue reading

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Trespassers Welcome

The Derwent Valley Players will be performing two plays written and performed by Sharon Hutchison (the Matron) based on stories from Willow Court’s history. The plays will be either side of a wonderful High Tea served in The Barracks, the Avenue, … Continue reading

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Acknowledging and learning from past mental health practices

Quietly in 2016 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) release a Position Statement which for most people went unnoticed, yet it was created to open a public dialogue on the history of treatment within the institutional settings … Continue reading

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Millbrook Rise

Today we have released for public viewing a new website tab dedicated to the history of Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospital. The site is a current mental health provider and is off limits to site visitors. I also acknowledge that the images … Continue reading

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