Graham Durcan

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Graham Durcan has worked in the mental health field for over 40 years and is a psychiatric nurse by background. He has worked in a variety of settings, including CAMHS, community, acute inpatient, high secure NHS, a prison and has been full-time with Centre for Mental Health (formerly the Sainsbury Centre) since 1996.

Graham’s work with the Centre has involved research, evaluation and service development work in a variety of areas and these include CMHTs, Assertive Outreach, Crisis Resolution, Early Intervention in Psychosis, criminal justice, veterans' mental health, secure mental health care, acute inpatient care, whole systems work, and mental health legislation (especially the Mental Health Act Review Panel and Sections 135/136).

For the last seventeen years he has led Centre for Mental Health's work in criminal justice and has worked on projects covering: prisons, Immigration Removal Centres, secure care services, policing, liaison & diversion, resettlement, probation and gangs. Graham has contributed to work programmes run by the World Health Organisation’s Prisons Programme and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Europe and Asia. Graham has recently ran a National consultation on the future of prison mental health care.

Graham has a Doctorate based on his research on prisoners’ mental health needs, an MSc in Research and Evaluation in Health and Social Care Settings and BSc in psychology.

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