The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 7 Issue 4

Issues for workforce development


Table of contents - Special Issue: Offenders with mental health needs

Guest Editors: Di Bailey, Jerome Carson

Method and methodological reflections concerning the conduct of interviews with NHS mental healthcare patients/prisoners in HM Prison Service, UK

Melanie Jordan

This paper aims to explore qualitative semi‐structured interviews – conducted with NHS mental healthcare patients/prisoners located in one HM Prison Service (HMPS) establishment…


How does prison visiting affect female offenders' mental health? Implications for education and development

Claire de Motte, Di Bailey, James Ward

The aims of this paper are to determine the state of visiting for women in the English prison system and to explore the relationship between women's mental health and visits in…


The need for cognitive profiles based on neuropsychological assessments to drive individual education plans (IEPs) in forensic settings

Graham Lowings, Beth Wicks

Many people within secure forensic settings are expected to take part in psycho‐educational programmes as part of their treatment and rehabilitation. Many are hampered in their…


Attachment theory‐based approaches to treatment and problem behaviour in a medium secure hospital: effects of staff gender on ratings

Ruth Bagshaw, Rhiannon Lewis, Andrew Watt

The aim is to determine whether staff ratings of service user attachment style are associated with service user misconduct during inpatient treatment in a medium secure mental…

Personal defence training in a medium secure unit – a pilot study

Andy Mott, James Walton, Lee Harries, Penny Highfield, Anthony Bleetman, Paul Dobson

This paper aims to examine the nature and prevalence of violence in a medium secure unit and to evaluate a personal defence training programme for staff working with mentally…

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