The first mental health social work course began at LSE, headed by Sibyl Clement Brown. The year long course was established for the preparation of 'men and women in the field of mental health'. Course members were required to have experience in social work. The course drew extensively upon psychiatry and psychology and placed importance on treating personal difficulties and behaviour. After qualifying, most social workers gained employment in child guidance and mental (psychiatric) hospitals.
Source: University of Chester, Riverside Museum.