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Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System 24th of April 2018 at the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London

 

 

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About the conference

Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

With approximately 85,000 people, both male and female, populating the prisons around the United Kingdom, understanding the need for adequate mental health care should be a priority. With the costs of keeping a single prisoner locked up amounting to almost £40,000 per year, focusing on more effective mental health care to address issues regarding criminal behaviour can save the state millions of pounds. The aim of this event should be two-fold: firstly, focusing on dealing with the mental health behaviours of people that make them repeat offenders, in order that they can be reintegrated into society, and secondly, dealing with the poor mental health services available for offenders during the duration of their custody or sentence.

This one-day conference will bring together leading authorities from the NHS, Police, Courts, Prisons, Voluntary Organisations and psychologists working with criminals. The primary focus is to promote mental health and wellbeing for individuals who get caught up with the criminal justice system. Due to the difficulty in understanding or knowing the various needs of those in the criminal justice system, these professionals are partnering up with us to deliver this conference to shed light on the demands, the lack and the focus of mental health care in this system. Additionally, they will cover the challenges, opportunities and advantages of their various organisations. Their goal is to inevitably create a criminal justice system which is more coordinated, with a well-implemented, integrated and focused mental health care plan for those in their system, not only for offenders, but also for staff and other personnel.

This conference addresses the current challenges in the criminal justice system to handle, treat and care for people suffering from mental health and mental disability. Prisoners should not be denied the right to quality health care that is suited to their health concerns. Even more so, if their health concern is centred around mental health issues. Many working in these systems agree that some form of structure needs to be put into place in order that they can respond appropriately to the needs and fears of vulnerable people. The issues surrounding this minority group can be better understood and is highlighted in the soon-to-be published guidelines "Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system" by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Many studies have proven and shown the link between mental health, mental disability and criminal activity. There is a higher prevalence of people with mental disorders in our prison population, and this number is significant and ever increasing. The reasons and factors why there are more mental or behaviourally disordered individuals in the prison population, than there are in the general public population, is still not well understood or clear, but there is a definite need for better mental health care for prisoners. The high number of mental health patients in the criminal justice system has led to the stigma that people suffering from mental health are dangerous to themselves and to the public. Unfortunately, the reason why people have this perception is due to the failure to provide adequate mental health care and rehabilitation before, during and after imprisonment.

In many cases, individuals with a mental health issue will have difficulties moving through the criminal justice system due to limited access to treatment. This can result in serving indeterminate sentences where their mental disorders continue to go undiagnosed and untreated.

This conference will explore how best to respond to mental health issues in prisons in order to improve the mental health needs of prisoners, how best to support prison employees and how best to safeguard the broader community. The conference will look at practical methods, programmes and interventions that benefits people who are at high risk of social exclusion, poor mental health and offending or repeat offending. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of partnership working and the service user experience.

Benefits of Attending:

Learn more and become more familiar with the complex mental health needs of the prison population and the importance of effective screening on entry to the justice system
Further your knowledge on how offenders with mental health issues and learning disabilities can have better access to appropriate treatments whilst in prison
Hear from liaison and diversion teams about how they have achieved and improved access to mental health provision
Hear first-hand what service users have to say about their experience and how their feedback can improve services in the future
Gain an opportunity to network with other professionals who are interested in the field


  

Registration Fees

Our venue, the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London, offers our delegates reduced room rates. If you wish take advantage of this discount, please contact their Reservation Team directly by email on [email protected] or by telephone at 0207 722 77 22, quoting the rate code 2304FORUMA for the Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System event on the 24th April 2018.

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)
Standard Registration £295.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £195.00

 

 

Details

About the conference

Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

With approximately 85,000 people, both male and female, populating the prisons around the United Kingdom, understanding the need for adequate mental health care should be a priority. With the costs of keeping a single prisoner locked up amounting to almost £40,000 per year, focusing on more effective mental health care to address issues regarding criminal behaviour can save the state millions of pounds. The aim of this event should be two-fold: firstly, focusing on dealing with the mental health behaviours of people that make them repeat offenders, in order that they can be reintegrated into society, and secondly, dealing with the poor mental health services available for offenders during the duration of their custody or sentence.

This one-day conference will bring together leading authorities from the NHS, Police, Courts, Prisons, Voluntary Organisations and psychologists working with criminals. The primary focus is to promote mental health and wellbeing for individuals who get caught up with the criminal justice system. Due to the difficulty in understanding or knowing the various needs of those in the criminal justice system, these professionals are partnering up with us to deliver this conference to shed light on the demands, the lack and the focus of mental health care in this system. Additionally, they will cover the challenges, opportunities and advantages of their various organisations. Their goal is to inevitably create a criminal justice system which is more coordinated, with a well-implemented, integrated and focused mental health care plan for those in their system, not only for offenders, but also for staff and other personnel.

This conference addresses the current challenges in the criminal justice system to handle, treat and care for people suffering from mental health and mental disability. Prisoners should not be denied the right to quality health care that is suited to their health concerns. Even more so, if their health concern is centred around mental health issues. Many working in these systems agree that some form of structure needs to be put into place in order that they can respond appropriately to the needs and fears of vulnerable people. The issues surrounding this minority group can be better understood and is highlighted in the soon-to-be published guidelines "Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system" by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Many studies have proven and shown the link between mental health, mental disability and criminal activity. There is a higher prevalence of people with mental disorders in our prison population, and this number is significant and ever increasing. The reasons and factors why there are more mental or behaviourally disordered individuals in the prison population, than there are in the general public population, is still not well understood or clear, but there is a definite need for better mental health care for prisoners. The high number of mental health patients in the criminal justice system has led to the stigma that people suffering from mental health are dangerous to themselves and to the public. Unfortunately, the reason why people have this perception is due to the failure to provide adequate mental health care and rehabilitation before, during and after imprisonment.

In many cases, individuals with a mental health issue will have difficulties moving through the criminal justice system due to limited access to treatment. This can result in serving indeterminate sentences where their mental disorders continue to go undiagnosed and untreated.

This conference will explore how best to respond to mental health issues in prisons in order to improve the mental health needs of prisoners, how best to support prison employees and how best to safeguard the broader community. The conference will look at practical methods, programmes and interventions that benefits people who are at high risk of social exclusion, poor mental health and offending or repeat offending. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of partnership working and the service user experience.

Benefits of Attending:

Learn more and become more familiar with the complex mental health needs of the prison population and the importance of effective screening on entry to the justice system
Further your knowledge on how offenders with mental health issues and learning disabilities can have better access to appropriate treatments whilst in prison
Hear from liaison and diversion teams about how they have achieved and improved access to mental health provision
Hear first-hand what service users have to say about their experience and how their feedback can improve services in the future
Gain an opportunity to network with other professionals who are interested in the field


  

Registration Fees

Our venue, the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London, offers our delegates reduced room rates. If you wish take advantage of this discount, please contact their Reservation Team directly by email on [email protected] or by telephone at 0207 722 77 22, quoting the rate code 2304FORUMA for the Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System event on the 24th April 2018.

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)
Standard Registration £295.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £195.00

Speakers

Chaired by:

Sarah Hughes
Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
Chair's welcome and introduction "This is where we are now"

 

 

 Opening Address

Lord Keith Bradley
Former Member of Parliament for Manchester, Withington; former Minister of State, Home Office
Opening Address

 

 

 Speakers & topics:

Dr. Lucy Gore
Clinical Psychologist, Deputy Project Lead at Project Future
Early Intervention for the prevention on offending

 

Dr Hannah Stringer
Clinical Psychologist, Deputy Project Lead at Project Future
Early Intervention for the prevention on offending

 

Dr. Graham Durcan
Associate Director, Criminal Justice Centre for Mental Health
Continuity of Care” and offenders

 

Lady Edwina Grosvenor
One Small Thing
Trauma-informed practice

 

Katharine Sacks-Jones
Director of Agenda, Alliance for Women & Girls at Risk
Criminal Justice Strategies

 

Lorraine Atkinson
Senior Policy Officer, Howard League for Penal Reform
Preventing Suicide in Prison

 

Chief Inspector Michael Brown OBE
Mental Health Coordinator, National Police Chiefs Council
Policing & Mental Health issues in the CJS

 

Burcu Borysik
Policy Manager Revolving Doors, Agency
Health inequalities / Lived Experience

 

Jenny Talbot OBE
Care not Custody Prison Reform Trust
Prevalence and experiences of adult offenders with learning disabilities and difficulties

 

Darron Heads
for Justice Group
Prevalence and experiences of adult offenders with learning disabilities and difficulties

 

Kate Davies OBE
NHS England’s Director of Health & Justice Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning
Improving Mental Health for Veterans in Custody

 

Richard Shuker
Head of Clinical Services, HMP Grendon, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Buckinghamshire
The role of therapeutic communities in forensic settings

 

Dr. Annette Greenwood
Associate Fellow of BPs, Consultant Psychologist, Trauma Service Lead at St Andrew's Healthcare
Providing support for traumatised staff working in secure settings

 

Dr. Maggie Leese
Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Teesside University
Women, Mental Health and Imprisonment

 

Dr. Sarah Turnbull
School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London
Mental health, vulnerability, and immigration detention

 

Dr. Nick Kosky
Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist, Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust, Forston Clinic, committee chair for the Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system
NICE Update: Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system

 

 

Registration Fees

Our venue, the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London, offers our delegates reduced room rates. If you wish take advantage of this discount, please contact their Reservation Team directly by email on [email protected] or by telephone at 0207 722 77 22, quoting the rate code 2304FORUMA for the Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System event on the 24th April 2018.

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)
Standard Registration £295.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £195.00

Program

 

Programme -subject to change-

08.45 - 09:30
Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 09:40
Chair's welcome and introduction "This is where we are now"
Sarah Hughes,

Chief Executive Centre for Mental Health

09:40 - 10:00
Opening Address
Lord Keith Bradley

Former Member of Parliament for Manchester, Withington; former Minister of State, Home Office

10:00 - 10:20
Early Intervention for the prevention on offending
Dr. Lucy Gore,

Clinical Psychologist, Deputy Project Lead at Project Future
and
Dr Hannah Stringer,
Clinical Psychologist, Deputy Project Lead at Project Future

10:20 - 10:40
Continuity of Care” and offenders
Dr. Graham Durcan,

Criminal Justice, Centre for Mental Health

10:40 - 10:50
Question & Answers

10:50 - 11:20
Morning Coffee Break and Networking

11:20 - 11:40
Trauma-informed practice
Lady Edwina Grosvenor,

One Small Thing

11:40 - 12:00
Criminal Justice Strategies
Katharine Sacks-Jones,

Director of Agenda, Alliance for Women & Girls at Risk

12:00 - 12:20
Preventing Suicide in Prison
Lorraine Atkinson,

Senior Policy Officer, Howard League for Penal Reform

12:20 - 12:40
Policing & Mental Health issues in the CJS
Chief Inspector Michael Brown OBE,

Mental Health Coordinator, National Police Chiefs Council

12:40 - 15:50
Question & Answers

12:50 - 13:40
Lunch Break and Networking

13:40 - 14:00
A balancing act between health inequalities and criminal justice
Burcu Borysik,

Policy Manager, Revolving Doors Agency

14:00 - 14:20
Prevalence and experiences of adult offenders with learning disabilities and difficulties
Jenny Talbot OBE,

Care not Custody programme, Prison Reform Trust
and
Darron Heads,
Working for Justice Group

14:20 - 14:40
Improving Mental Health for Veterans in Custody
Kate Davies OBE,

NHS England’s Director of Health & Justice Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning

14:40 - 15:00
NICE Update: Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system
Dr. Nick Kosky

Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist, Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust, Forston Clinic, committee chair for the Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system

15:00 - 15:20
Providing support for traumatised staff in secure settings
Dr. Annette Greenwood,

Associate Fellow of BPs, Consultant Psychologist, Trauma Service Lead at St Andrew's Healthcare

15:20 - 15:30
Question & Answers

15:30 - 16:00
Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

16:00 - 16:20
Women, Mental Health and Imprisonment
Dr. Maggie Leese

Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Teesside University

16:20 - 16:40
Mental health, vulnerability, and immigration detention
Dr. Sarah Turnbull

School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London

16:40 - 17:00
Hope, harmony and humanity: Creating a positive social climate in democratic therapeutic communities (DTCs) and the implications for wider clinical and organisational practice
Richard Shuker

Head of Clinical Services, HMP Grendon, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Buckinghamshire

17:00 - 17:20
Question & Answers and Chair's closing remarks

 

Registration Fees

Our venue, the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London, offers our delegates reduced room rates. If you wish take advantage of this discount, please contact their Reservation Team directly by email on [email protected] or by telephone at 0207 722 77 22, quoting the rate code 2304FORUMA for the Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System event on the 24th April 2018.

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)
Standard Registration £295.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £195.00

Target Audience

This event is suitable for all health and social care professionals working with adults in contact with the criminal justice system in community, primary care, secondary care and secure settings and commissioners and providers of health and justice services.

This event is particularly useful for:

  • Psychiatric Teams
  • Mental Health Teams
  • Offender Health Teams
  • Specialist In-Reach Teams
  • Children & Young Services
  • Social Services
  • Specialist Prosecutors
  • Probation Officers
  • DIPS and DAATs
  • Magistrates and Justice Clerks
  • Forensic and Community
  • Liaison and Diversion Teams
  • Criminal Justice Teams
  • Safer Custody Teams
  •  Police Custody Teams
  • Supported Housing Teams
  • Victim Liaison Officers
  • Charity Workers

 

Registration Fees

Our venue, the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London, offers our delegates reduced room rates. If you wish take advantage of this discount, please contact their Reservation Team directly by email on [email protected] or by telephone at 0207 722 77 22, quoting the rate code 2304FORUMA for the Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System event on the 24th April 2018.

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)
Standard Registration £295.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £195.00

Venue Info

VENUE INFO

 

 

ABOUT DANUBIUS HOTEL REGENTS PARK



GUEST SERVICES
  • Airport limousine
  • Theatre Desk for all London's West End theatres
  • On site secured Hotel Car Park
  • Fitness Zone


DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Minsky's Restaurant
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea with Live music
  • Traditional Carvery on the weekends
  • The Pavilion Bar with big screen (Sky Sports)


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
  • Regent's Park London & London Zoo
  • Lord's Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood & Abbey Road
  • Baker Street with Madam Tussauds and Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • Marylebone
  • Camden Market
  • Marble Arch, Oxford Street & Shopping in London, West End
  • Wembley Stadium


MEETINGS & EVENTS
  • 11 meeting rooms with Natural Daylight, free Wifi
  • Business & Conference Hotel Facilities
  • Wedding receptions and Private Parties
  • Corporate Hospitality, Training Course, meeting
  • Business Meeting & Conference Packages

 

Registration Fees

Our venue, the Danubius Hotel Regents Park in London, offers our delegates reduced room rates. If you wish take advantage of this discount, please contact their Reservation Team directly by email on [email protected] or by telephone at 0207 722 77 22, quoting the rate code 2304FORUMA for the Best Practice in Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System event on the 24th April 2018.

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)
Standard Registration £295.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £195.00

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