The Bartlett Real Estate Institute


How do we transform buildings for mental healthcare?

14 May 2019

Public attitudes to mental health illnesses are changing, helped by events such as this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week, but there can still be stigma around the buildings where psychiatric care is provided

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UCL’s Bartlett Real Estate Institute is exploring the importance of the design of the mental health facilities in a unique one-day course on May 29.

Architecture for Mental Health is an interactive workshop that will bring together leading figures on design for mental health, clinicians and people who commission mental health buildings to discuss what can be done differently.

“Psychiatric environments often promote stigma and institutionalization. How do we transform buildings for mental health from spaces of control and exclusion to integrated, psychosocially supportive facilities?” said course leader Dr Evangelia Chrysikou. 

“This course will provide a broader understanding of how buildings for mental health are expected to influence healthcare delivery.”

The course is aimed at professionals and students with an interest in environments for mental health such as architects, designers, engineers, facility managers, healthcare planners, healthcare professionals and healthcare managers.

For more information and to book your place, click here