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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Net EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger
Norway

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Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 72 000,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 63 000,00
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole

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South West (England) Dorset and Somerset Bournemouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN ABSALON S/I
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Sdr Stationsvej 30
4200 Slagelse

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Danmark Sjælland Vest- og Sydsjælland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HOGSKOLEN I MOLDE
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 72 000,00
Address
Britvegen 2
6411 Molde

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Møre og Romsdal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
KRIMINALOMSORGSDIREKTORATET
Norway
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€ 9 000,00
Address
Solheimsgata 21
2000 Lillestrom

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING FORENSISCH PSYCHIATRISCHCENTRUM DR. S. VAN MESDAG
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 31 500,00
Address
Helperlinie 2
9722 AZ Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
FOOTPRINTS PROJECT
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Henley Court, 32 Christchurch Rd
BH1 3PD Bournemouth

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Region
South West (England) Dorset and Somerset Bournemouth
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00