WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation (WHO, 2005) This WHO book highlights and provides important information on international human rights standards related to mental health and relevant practical guidance on key issues that countries need to consider and incorporate into their national mental health laws. It address issues such as, discrimination and mental health, facilities for mentally ill offenders, and the rights for mentally ill offenders.
Health in prisons. A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health. (Stöver, Jürgens, Gatherer & Nikogosian, 2007) This publication makes recommendation to improve prisoners’ mental health given that the initial period into a prison can be traumatic and exacerbate emotional instability and/or mental health issues. Among the multiple recommendation are: clear procedures during the induction period to reduce mental distress and reception staff training to identify warning signs of distress and mental health problems; an environment that sends a message of positive expectations and respect and promoting anti-bullying and anti-mobbing.
AWARE project is co-financed by ERASMUS + programme (KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education). ERASMUS + is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport (2014-2020).
This website has been accomplished during the project AWARE – Cross sectoral awareness-building on mental health needs in the criminal justice system and on release, Grant Agreement no. 2018-1-DE02-KA204-005144, implemented with financial support of the European Commission by the Erasmus + Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author. The German National Agency ERASMUS+ Education and Training and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.