[PDF] Reaching out, reaching in: promoting mental health and emotional well-being in secure settings

Centre for Mental Health
Centre for Mental Health
Publication date:
07 September 2010


This study was commissioned by the Department of Health to review current levels and standards of mental health provision in the young people's secure estate in England. This paper suggests that there is an urgent need for all secure units to develop an integrated, whole system and comprehensive approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the young people in their care and to ensure that any improvements made whilst in custody are supported and maintained following release.