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Mental Health


is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They campaign vigorously to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect.

Centre for Mental Health
works to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems by influencing policy and practice in mental health and related services. They focus on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.

The Offender Health Research Network
is funded by Offender Health at the Department of Health, and is a collaboration between several universities, based at the University of Manchester. 


Offender mental health care pathway
lays down valuable best practice templates to guide providers and commissioners on mental health services for those involved in the criminal justice system. It is based on the best evidence available, sourced from both literature and innovative clinical practice. (DoH, 2005)

NHS West Midlands Regional Development Centre | Offender Health and Social Care
contains lots of resources on offender mental health in the West Midlands, including case studies of Voluntary and Community Sector organisations delivering services.

Public health and criminal justice
is a policy paper that looks at a range of innovative programmes and interventions that target people and communities at high risk of social exclusion, poor mental health and offending.

Prosecution of offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities
presents the findings from the research the CPS has completed into its role in cases involving offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Seven recommendations designed to provide the basis for further consideration and action on behalf of the CPS are proposed.