‘Inreach’ teams only help some prisoners

Seven of London’s eight prisons now have specialist “inreach” teams for people with severe mental health problems but prisoners with more common problems are often given little support, a report claims.

The inreach teams have brought about “vast improvements” in mental health care for prisoners, the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health report says.

But it goes on to argue that the system of primary care for prisons, which is aimed at those with more common mental health problems, needs to be rethought.

● From www.scmh.org.uk


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