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Preventing prison suicides: staff perspectives

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Suicides in prison in 2016 were the highest since records began. Our latest briefing explores the factors behind this.
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Fatherhood

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What impact do fathers have on their children's mental health?
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Mental health in the West Midlands Combined Authority

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We worked with the University of Birmingham to analyse the economic costs of mental health problems in the West Midlands
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Supporting carers

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The Care Act, carers' assessments and their impact on mental health carers
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Immigration Removal Centres in England

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We analysed the mental health needs of people detained in Immigration Removal Centres
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Meeting the need

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We explored how five local councils went about understanding the mental health needs of their communities, to meet these needs more effectively.

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Traumatic brain injury and offending

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Over a million people in the UK live with the consequences of traumatic brain injury, at a cost to the economy of around £15 billion a year.
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Missed opportunities

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We reviewed recent evidence about children's mental health, and found that children wait on average 10 years before receiving help.
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More than shelter

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Having somewhere to live in which we feel secure is essential to our physical and mental health.
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Briefing 49: A basic need

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Recent changes to housing policy have affected housing benefits and the provision of affordable housing. There are concerns that they will adversely affect those living with severe and enduring mental health problems.
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Preventing prison suicide: perspectives from the inside

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We're working with the Howard League for Penal Reform to prevent suicide in prisons. Through interviewing people with current or previous experience of prison, we explored what contributes to vulnerability and risk of suicide in prison.
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Mental health and criminal justice

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90% of people in prison have some form of mental health problem. We conducted a nationwide consultation to explore how the mental health of the prison population can be improved.