Prison population: mental health needs

Research into mental health issues experienced by people in prison. One of four studies on the health needs of Scotland's prison population.


The research team would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this needs assessment. The team is particularly grateful to the individuals who shared lived experience perspectives, either their own or those of a loved one.

The team would also like to thank the multi-disciplinary group of professionals from a number of organisations for the time they offered in interviews, and the high level of engagement from a range of professionals in the service mapping exercise in light of ongoing service challenges.

Finally, the research team thanks members of the Lived Experience Panel convened for the national needs assessments, the project's Research Advisory Group, and Dr Ian MacNeill, Senior Research Officer for the Scottish Government, for their support, guidance and feedback.



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