Views from consultations across England & Wales: Mental health and criminal justice

With extremely high rates of mental ill-health among the prison population,”Mental health and criminal justice draws on experiences from across England and Wales to determine the way forward for improvement.
User Voice  service users were involved with Dr. Graham Durcan to identify key areas for improvement across the criminal justice system. Consultations were held across England and Wales to review the experiences of over 200 people with personal or professional knowledge of the interfaces between the criminal justice system and mental health services.
This is an excellent example of the positive impact service users can have in collaboration with others to be consulted as experts because of their lived experience, in the effective reform, planning and provision of services. You can read more about the report at the Center for Mental Health, or read the full report here.

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