Self-management in Parc Prison

This project runs self-management courses on mental health for inmates of the UK prison environment for the first time, at Parc men's Prison, Bridgend in South Wales.

We have successfully proven in Wales through our Mental Health Matters-funded project from 2008 to 2011 the effectiveness of training in self-management for people who have had severe and enduring mental health problems.

We propose to adapt the thinking behind this project, learning from our experiences and the evaluation, and in consultation with the proposed beneficiaries, to design courses suitable for young offenders and older prisoners, using materials adapted from our original training.