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.