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(Page updated: 15 January 2019)
(Page updated: 15 January 2019)
Room A102, Portland Square building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA
How is research helping to improve health policy and practice for justice-involved people?
We will share the key results of our Health Justice research projects and show the longer term difference that this work has made at local, regional and national levels, directly benefitting justice-involved people.
13:00: Arrival and registration
13:05: Welcome and introduction
Professor Richard Byng, PenCLAHRC Deputy Director
13:15: Police mental health evaluation
Dr Lynne Callaghan, Senior Research Fellow in Community and Primary Care Research Group, in conversation with Mark Bolt, Devon & Cornwall Police
13:40: Behaviour change in a challenging world
Bitesize talk delivered by Dr Tom Thompson, Senior Research Fellow in Community and Primary Care Research Group
14:00: Contributing as a volunteer to projects across services, including the STRENGTHEN research project
Dr Lynne Callaghan, Senior Research Fellow in Community and Primary Care Research Group, in conversation with Dr Lyndsay Withers, Volunteer
14:25: Refreshments and networking
14:45: The COCOA to Engager story, working with local services for over 10 years
Bitesize talk delivered by Dr Cath Quinn, Senior Research Fellow in Community and Primary Care Research Group
15:05: The STRENGTHEN project
Dr Tom Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, in conversation with Gary Wallace, Senior Specialist Drugs & Alcohol Team Manager, Plymouth City Council
Led by Mark Bignell, CEO of Hamoaze House, on how research can inform local practice
16:00: Concluding address
Who is this event for?
This event will be be of interest to those working in contact with justice-involved people, from local services such as the police, prisons, National Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation companies, courts, drug and alcohol services, homeless services and other third sector organisations, as well as researchers in areas such as criminology, psychology, sociology, and other related areas.
Our research is conducted through the involvement of practitioners, and the public, who are instrumental in helping to develop focused research questions and in designing projects.
We use a range of research methods, qualitative and quantitative, to solve pressing and often complex research problems. Our research is often directed towards those individuals who are the most excluded or disempowered, have mental health problems and have difficulty accessing services.
Community and Primary Care research is led and coordinated by Professor Richard Byng.
Engager is a novel intervention for supporting prisoners with common mental health problems to achieve their goals.
University and peer researchers have developed a system of care that aims to help people in prison, leading up to and the following release. We want to know how well this package of care is working and whether it can be improved.
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