Archive June 2019

What: Architecture and the Asylum – Stories from Springfield Hospital. Hosted by Dr Khaldoon Ahmed 

When: 11am-12pm, Friday 12th July

Where: Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub, 201-203 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SZ

Psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr Khaldoon Ahmed will take us on a journey of the construction of Asylums in the 19th Century, to their eventual demise to luxury housing. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Khaldoon and a team of volunteers looked at the history of Springfield Hospital, originally built in 1841, now being redeveloped into apartments and new mental health facilities. In this talk he will present his findings, and show a short work-in-progress film about the old psychiatric intensive care unit at Springfield that was demolished last month. The talk will also include a discussion on architecture and the treatment of mental illness.

There is no need to book, you can just turn up on the day. If you’d like to know more in advance please contact Christine Street on 0207 259 8128 or via [email protected]

If you can’t make this date but would like to attend the lecture, Dr Ahmed is also presenting on:

Monday July 1st, 7pm, Dragon Cafe, The Martyr Church, Borough High St, London SE1 1JA

Tuesday July 16th, 6pm, Tooting Library,  75 Mitcham Rd, Tooting, London SW17 9PD


Our Hub in Tooting is a busy place. In the course of the last year it has hosted over 3,000 individual support sessions and hours of group activities. To mark this milestone here is a photo of a fantastic quilt completed by one of our clients. Congratulations and a lovely way to keep way on these very wet summer nights.