On the 6th and 7th of December 2017, CEP and EuroPris held a workshop on mental health issues in prison and probation. This workshop was kindly hosted by the Irish Probation Service. We are looking back on a successful event where practitioners and experts were able to share their knowledge.
European prison and probation services nowadays are faced with large numbers of mentally ill people. The reduction of community mental health services all over Europe over the past several decades has led to the criminalisation of the mentally ill. The prevalence of various mental health problems among prisoners and probationers is considerably higher than in the community.
The CEP and EuroPris workshop Mental Health in Prison and Probation addressed recent mental health care research as well as delivery of different kind of treatments in correctional settings. During the workshop sessions participants were asked to exchange ideas and discuss challenges of chronic and emerging issues.
Presentations Mental Health Workshop
More pictures are available on the CEP Facebook page.