September 6, 2011


 "Behind the Walls" Mary Rafferty's 2-part documentary on the history of Irish mental health services was aired on RTE1  on Mon, 5 and Mon, 12 September.

  • Part 1: Begins the series by documenting the appalling conditions that existed in Irish mental health services in the 19th century. You can watch it on the RTE player here .

  • Part 2: Hears the voices of people who have encountered poor conditions and inadequate care within the system in recent years. Watch part 2 here 

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