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Treating mental health problems of health care workers

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:742
  1. Elizabeth Sinclair Miller
  1. General practitioner Kingston upon Thames KT1 2JF

    EDITOR,—Three years ago Dr Connolly of the Maudsley Hospital established a unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, for health care workers. The Department of Health provided funds for research into the mental health problems of this group. It emerged that the illnesses were similar to those suffered by the rest of the population: depression, mania, schizophrenia, alcoholism, and so on. No further funding was forthcoming. The inpatient facility at the hospital closed on 31 …

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