The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 1 Issue 4

Issues for workforce development


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A pilot study of dual diagnosis training in prisons

Elizabeth Hughes

People with dual diagnosis have complex needs and vulnerabilities that may lead to incarceration in prisons. Mental health and substance use services in prisons should have the…

Piloting a new role in mental health ‐ prison based health trainers

Coral Sirdifield

Prisoners in the UK are in a poor state of health compared to the wider population, often experiencing numerous physical and/or mental health problems. Many prisoners have had…


Developments in suicide prevention training for prison staff: STORM and beyond

Adrian Hayes, Gill Lever‐Green

Suicide prevention is a priority issue in HM Prison Service of England and Wales. Past training in this area has concentrated on the completion of paperwork over direct…

Mapping the introduction of a mental health awareness in custodial settings self‐directed workbook across eight care services improvement partnership patches

Charlie Brooker, Coral Sirdifield

Approximately 90% of prisoners experience mental health problems, substance misuse problems or both. However, prison reception screening tools are not always effective in enabling…

Equivalent to what? Mental health care in Britain's prisons

Graham Durcan

Prisoners are supposed to receive health care that is equivalent to that provided in the community. There is a high prevalence of mental ill health in prisons, and prisoners tend…

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