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Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services

Objective

Effective collaboration between mental health (MHS) and correctional services (CS) impacts on mental illness and reduces reoffending rates. Service leaders have indicated a need for more effective models of collaboration. Researchers have identified the Change Laboratory Model (CLM) of workplace transformation as a more effective means of supporting interagency collaborative practice than current integration tools. It provides a way to optimise the effectiveness of mental healthcare provision to offenders through a model that fosters innovation and collaborative processes. However, the change laboratory, highly successful internationally and in other clinical contexts, is a new idea in prison development, none as yet being applied to the challenges facing the MHS and CS. The wickedness, complexity and unpredictability of challenges facing interagency working in these secure environments means that piloting the CLM is premature and it must first be adapted to the MHS/CS context. The aim of this study is to validate the change laboratory model ready for implementation in practice. This RISE application builds a community of practice that enriches international research capacity and cooperation to achieve this aim. It brings academic knowledge of the Change Laboratory model to the market of interagency practices between mental health and correctional services for the development of innovation and the advancement of integrated service provision to mentally ill offenders. Knowledge exchange takes place through secondments, interactive workshops, the development of workforce training programmes, study tours, shadowing opportunities and ethnographic research. Through this knowledge exchange, the consortium delivers a user-informed prototype of change laboratory model ready for implementation in the MHS and CS field. This validated change laboratory model, offers the ERA a clear strategy with which to promote integrated care for mentally ill offenders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 81 000

Participants (9)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN ABSALON S/I
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Slagelsevej 7
4180 Soro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOGSKOLEN I MOLDE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Britvegen 2
6411 Molde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KRIMINALOMSORGSDIREKTORATET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Solheimsgata 21
2000 Lillestrom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING FORENSISCH PSYCHIATRISCHCENTRUM DR. S. VAN MESDAG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Helperlinie 2
9722 AZ Groningen
Activity type
Other
FOOTPRINTS PROJECT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Henley Court, 32 Christchurch Rd
BH1 3PD Bournemouth
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments