Sources of Background Information
The following are links to webpages with information related to historical mental health institutions (mainly for children and adolescents) and issues associated with abuse and/or neglect at certain institutions of this kind.
Merrifield Children's Unit|
This Wikipedia entry gives a general overview of Merrifield Children's Unit in Somerset. It was experience of this institution in the 1970s which provided the main 'inspiration' for Delivered Unto Lions.
Tone Vale Hospital
Linton House Adolescent Unit
Gwynfa Residential Unit
Tone Vale Hospital / Merrifield Unit – derelicte
Possible Sources of Support
Given the uncomfortable or distressing issues touched upon in Delivered Unto Lions, some visitors to this website may be in search of support in connection with their own unpleasant childhood experiences. The links below may give some pointers towards finding the right kind of support for you. Unfortunately, private therapy can be very expensive, so it is often a good idea to do your own research and find out if there are any free or low-cost options available in your area. In any case, you may wish to see your own doctor first and be guided by her/his recommendations.
A support resource for those troubled by emotional and psychological trauma, including the long-lasting effects of unresolved childhood experiences.
Human Givens Therapy – Register of Therapists
Person-Centred Therapy – Register of Therapists
Humanistic Therapy – Register of Therapists
Transactional Analysis – Register of Therapists
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