Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Mary Applebey Obituary

Mary Applebey obituary

.....From relatively insignificant beginnings Mary developed NAMH to become hugely influential, employing 200 people and regularly consulted by government, the judiciary, the NHS and social work organisations. In the early 70s she had a fierce battle with the Church of Scientology, which is opposed to psychiatric treatment and sought to destroy NAMH by flooding it with new members. However, Mary finally won in the High Court in a case that proved seminal for the law relating to charities. Her immense contribution to the development of public awareness of the problems of people with mental illness was recognised when she was made a CBE in 1975, by which time the organisation had become Mind. She was a vice-president of Mind until she died....


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