MC:P2/11/3C Correspondence and Papers on Dodds-Parker’s work for Mental Health
During his second term in Parliament, Dodds-Parker took a great interest in the problems of the mentally ill. During these years, he was involved with the Gloucestershire Mental Health Trust, the Mental Health Research Fund, and the All Party Mental Health Group in Parliament, of which he was Chairman from Dec 1970–Feb 1973 (when he resigned because of his commitments to the European Parliament). Other papers on Dodds-Parker’s links with mental health may be found at MC:P2/7/1C/15 and MC:P2/7/4C/8.
MC:P2/11/3C/1 Aug 1960–Jun 1971
Folder of papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s various activities on behalf of Mental Health campaigns, as follows:
1) Papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s work for the Mental Health Research Fund, Aug 1960–Mar 1971, including fund-raising campaigns, and information pamphlets, and dealings with the Oxford University Mental Health Association [17 items].
2) Papers relating to the Gloucestershire Association for Mental Health, including papers concerning its creation, Sep 1962–Jun 1966. These papers include cuttings from the Gloucestershire Echo for 27 May 1964 and 10 Jun 1966 relating to public meetings on mental health at which Dodds-Parker gave speeches [16 items].
3) Papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s work for the Parliamentary Mental Health Group, including letters to and from Dodds-Parker requesting help on various issues, Jul 1970–Jun 1971.
Correspondents include Sir Keith Joseph, Lord Belstead, David Ennals, and Christopher Mayhew [20 items].
MC:P2/11/3C/2 Nov 1962–Feb 1968
Folder of papers on the Mental Health Research Fund (Dodds-Parker was a member of its executive committee). Subjects include fund-raising and the constitution of the Fund [19 items].
MC:P2/11/3C/3 Feb 1968
2 letters on the Parliamentary Mental Health Information Unit and minutes of its inaugural meeting.
MC:P2/11/3C/4 Jan 1970–Jul 1974
Folder of correspondence and papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s work with Mental Health, for the Gloucestershire Mental Health Trust, the Mental Health Research Fund, and the All Party Mental Health Group in Parliament. Subjects include discussions with government ministers to support proposals to do with mental health, the creation of a Unit for mentally ill adolescents at Salterley Grange, Glos., dealings with various national mental health charities and arrangements for meetings and visits (including one to Broadmoor).
Correspondents include John Dunwoody, Anthony Greenwood, Oscar Murton, Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith, John Brewis, Timothy Raison, Lord Raglan, Sir Keith Joseph, Mervyn Pike, Lord Sandford, Viscountess Monckton, David Ennals, Michael Alison, Lord Segal, Sir John Foster, Mark Carlisle, Christopher Mayhew, Paul Channon, and William van Straubenzee [237 items].
Copy of MIND News, with an article about a unit for mentally-ill adolescents in Gloucestershire, which Dodds-Parker supported.
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