Climbing the walls: prison mental health and community engagement

Jude Caie*

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-662
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Prison mental health
  • Exclusion
  • Community engagement
  • Biopsychosocial paradigm
  • Stigma


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