Tag: Criminal Justice

The majority of prisoners have mental health problems, often two or more at the same time. Imprisonment doesn’t seem to reduce re-offending and it costs a great deal. We’re finding more ways to fix this by developing liaison and diversion services, advocating community sentences, improving youth justice and unlocking secure care.

Waiting for too long: the urgent need for health and justice reform

What steps can the Government and all political parties commit to implementing to improve the mental health of prisoners in the UK?

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First steps towards a mentally healthier justice system?

As the number of prisoners rises and reaches beyond the capacity of the estate to cope, it’s become clear that the system is in urgent need of reform.

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Prison mental health services in England, 2023

Prison & Young Offender Institution Mental Health Needs Analysis

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Podcast: Graham Durcan

Thea speaks to Graham about mental health in prisons, and why a fundamental culture-change is so vital

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The future of prison mental health care in England

In some ways, prisons are less safe than they were 15 years ago. Our recommendations will help to make people safer.

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In ten years’ time

Working with Revolving Doors, we mark 10 years since the launch of the Bradley Report on improving outcomes for people in the criminal justice system with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities

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Therapy dogs should be more widely available in prisons to improve wellbeing and self harm, says Centre for Mental Health report

Our new research found that therapy dogs had a calming influence on prisoners, helping increase coping skills and strategies

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From prison to work

Can an employment support model be adapted to help people with mental health problems leaving prison?

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Better help needed from prison to work, says Centre for Mental Health report

Prisoners with mental health difficulties need better help following release

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With a drop in the number of suicides in prison, are prisons becoming safer?

In the wake of newly released prison suicide statistics, Graham looks at the safety of our prisons

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