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Migration and Home Affairs

RAN event Mental Health in prison, online meeting 23-24 September 2020

On 23 and 24 September, a group of mental health professionals, from across Europe, working in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in the penitentiary system discussed the promotion of good mental health in prisons.

The different EU Member States have their particularities and distinct approaches to this topic, but all practitioners agreed that the health services provided to prisoners should be equivalent to the specific needs of each type of inmate (including those radicalised or at risk of radicalisation).

Mental health care should involve the recognition and basic management of common mental problems and disorders, together with the promotion of physical health and the prevention of radicalisation in inmates. Read more


PDF Paper (also available in French and German)