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Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER

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Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 81 000

Participants (9)

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HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

TYOTERVEYSLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLEN ABSALON S/I

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

HOGSKOLEN I MOLDE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

KRIMINALOMSORGSDIREKTORATET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

STICHTING FORENSISCH PSYCHIATRISCHCENTRUM DR. S. VAN MESDAG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 31 500

FOOTPRINTS PROJECT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 9 000

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734536

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2017

  • End date

    31 January 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 445 500

  • EU contribution

    € 445 500

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER

Norway