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The prevalence of serious mental illness is markedly higher
among people in prison than in the wider community, and necessitates a
commensurate investment in prison mental health services. Reliable and
validated information regarding mental health service delivery in prisons is
critically important for identifying how services are currently being
delivered. This project involves the first ever national survey of mental
health service provision for prisons in Australia.
The aims of this project are:
Centre for Mental Health Research
Clugston B, Perrin M, Davidson F, Heffernan E & Kinner
SA (2018). Prison mental health services: A comparison of Australian
jurisdictions. Brisbane: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. LINK
Chief investigator, Professor Stuart Kinner.