Mental Health Records

Provides information on how to access patient identifying records from NSW operated mental health facilities and asylums for the poor/infirm and destitute.

Emily shows us one her favourite records in our collection - patient records from Gladesville hospital.


Learn how to access these patient records and find out what they can reveal.

This guide describes the different types of patient records available and where to access them. It also provides a brief history of mental health care administration.

Out of the Shadows

“Out of the Shadows” is a film produced by the NSW Department of Health for the purpose of recruiting nurses for NSW Mental Health hospitals. Shot at Sydney’s Callan Park Hospital, the film promotes the excellent conditions of employment and many benefits of psychiatric nursing as a career....

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