Inductees 2012 - Roll of Honour - Susan Adelaide Casson

Susan Adelaide Casson (1872-1952)

Susan Casson dedicated much of her life to helping people affected by mental illness in a time when many sufferers were institutionalised for long periods. She sought to have psychiatric patients rehabilitated in the community and there are now residential facilities in Perth that bear her name, including Casson House. She founded the Mental Hospital After Care and Comforts Fund, now called Casson Homes, which is believed to be one of the first charities for mental health patients in Australia. Mrs Casson was also the first female organiser for the Australian Labor Party in Perth and was the second woman in the State to be appointed a Justice of the Peace.

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