Henderson Hospital was a national hospital and therapeutic community for people with complex personality disorders. The hospital began as a rehabilitation unit within the Belmont Hospital specialising in group therapy for soldiers displaying post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in the Second World War. Over time, the unit began to admit civilian patients who, as a result of childhood abuse, displayed similar symptoms to those of the soldiers. In 1959 the unit became a hospital in its own right and the first to develop a patient-orientated approach to the treatment of psychopathic disorders. Henderson took patients from all over the UK until it’s closed in 2009 – a result of the Coalition Government’s austerity measures.