Psychiatric hospitals, mental institutions, mental asylums, lunatic asylums, nut houses, funny farms, the loony bin. Mental health facilities of bygone eras have gone by many names, and not all of them complimentary or kind.
These hospitals with their dark and intriguing architecture, their rundown appearance and supernatural reputations are frequently considered awesome places filled with ghosts and misery.
But these places were often home to individuals within society who had no one to care for them and nowhere else to go. These places were their home.
Lee Hooper: host, researcher and writer
Carly Godden: host and editing
Christian O’Brien: audio production, original music
Connor Gallagher: Voice actor
Geoff Brown – Author/Tour owner – Beechworth Asylum
Bronwyn Jarrad – Tour Guide – Beechworth Asylum
Anita Payne – Family historian/ex-Psychiatric Nurse
Extra Music Credits
A Solitary Reign – Amenra
One day you will teach me to let go – Sleepmakeswaves
16 Psyche – Chelsea Wolfe
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
Primitive – The Cramps
Belief – Neurosis
The Wheel – PJ Harvey