Until recently, treatment for mental health conditions has focused on medical and psychological therapy. The role and significance of social and community interventions and initiatives in fostering recovery, resilience and a sense of ‘flourishing’ is now being recognised. This paper seeks to explore how these principles, which are usually community-based, can be successfully applied within a prison setting, and how such interventions may have a positive effect on the mental health of prisoners through successfully engaging them with the communities they are set to return to after release while still in custody.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Jun 2012|
- Prison mental health
- Community engagement
- Biopsychosocial paradigm