Reflection Aims:

RB Mind’s Reflection Heritage Project explored and celebrated the heritage associated with mental health and wellbeing in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The project comemorated RB Mind’s 50 year anniversary which was celebrated in 2009/10. It aimed to demonstrate the evolution and development of voluntary and statutory mental health services in Richmond and the resulting impact on individuals and communities over the past 50 years.

By gathering oral histories and artefacts, and organising public exhibitions, documentary viewings and lectures, the project educated, conserved and raised awareness of mental health in Richmond and, we hope, reduced the stigma associated with mental health problems.

The Reflection Heritage Project came to a conclusion in March 2011. It was coordinated by Helen Robinson with the help of volunteers, service users and members of the community. We are very grateful to everyone who helped.

This page contains some of the materials produced as part of this project. If you would like a copy of any of the materials on this page, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]

Reflection Films:

As part of RB Mind’s Heritage Project a number of films were commissioned to capture a contemporary view of Mental Health in Richmond. What you find below are some of those short films depicting a number of individiuals discussing their Mental Health in various Richmond locations.

Video 2 – Video of Paul by the Thames – Discussing the benefits of being by the river.

Video 3 – Video of Christine by the river – Discussing the benefits of living in Richmond and taking her of her mental health.

Video 4 – Video of Helen near Marble Hill House – Discussing the benefits of using Richmond public spaces and discussing her relationship with the park.