Promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing in secure settings

Lorraine Khan

7 September 2010

This study was commissioned by the Department of Health to review current levels and standards of mental health provision in the young people's secure estate in England.

This paper suggests that there is an urgent need for all secure units to develop an integrated, whole system and comprehensive approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the young people in their care and, no less important, to ensure that any improvements made while in custody are supported and maintained following release.

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