Maximising positive mental health outcomes for people under probation supervision

Sirdifield, Coral and Brooker, Charlie (2020) Maximising positive mental health outcomes for people under probation supervision. Discussion Paper. HMIP.

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Abstract

HMI Probation is committed to reviewing, developing and promoting the evidence base for high-quality probation and youth offending services. Academic Insights are aimed at all those with an interest in the evidence base. We commission leading academics to present their views on specific topics, assisting with informed debate and aiding understanding of what helps and what hinders probation and youth offending services.

This report was kindly produced by Dr Coral Sirdifield and Professor Charlie Brooker, highlighting the importance of maximising positive mental health outcomes for people under probation supervision – both for the individuals themselves and in terms of wider societal benefits. While there are various barriers, there are a number of steps that service users, professionals and policy makers can take to help overcome these barriers. There is also a role for researchers in strengthening the evidence base, with a need for investment in research and evaluation linked to potential models of good practice. Most immediately, those working in health and justice need to be aware of the potential for exacerbation of mental health issues due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of recovery planning work, systems need to be in place to ensure that both staff and those being supervised can access appropriate support.

Keywords:probation, mental health, Health inequalities
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B760 Mental Health Nursing
L Social studies > L560 Probation/After Care
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:42064
Deposited On:17 Aug 2020 13:58

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