Centre for Mental Health
The Centre’s qualitative research helps to understand the experiences of people with mental health problems and the profound importance that services and policies have on their lives. Our work is unique because it stands apart from academic and clinically focused research projects and trials. We have a mature programme of research and policy work around the criminal justice system that has developed over more than twenty years.
Our motivation is to emphasise people’s experiences, facilitate societal change and help those who can to create a world class mental health service in prisons. We have the authority, influence, and independence to successfully bring quality research to bear on local and national decision-making and practice.