Mental health charity Together has launched a new common sense guide that offers criminal justice staff the tools to identify and address the health and well-being needs of women offenders. Written by front-line forensic mental health practitioners, the guide offers practical guidance in four main areas:
- spotting potential issues;
- understanding the impact of the women’s surroundings;
- asking questions to find out more; and
It also provides a quick reference guide to common health and well-being problems experienced by women in the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to, trauma, self-harm, alcohol and substance misuse and domestic violence and abuse.
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