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Future directions in design for mental health facilities

The World Health Organisation estimates that 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental disorders. As community attitudes to mental illness have evolved and treatments advanced, how has this influenced the design of mental health facilities?

In this report, HASSELL calls on the latest research into Evidence Based Design and our project experience to examine the current trends and potential future directions of mental health facilities.

Understanding how a space can influence an individual's treatment and recovery can make a significant difference not only to their quality of life but also that of their friends and family.

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