Mental health in prison

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Identifying and dealing with mental healthcare challenges among the prison population.

Estimated duration: 3h30 per week for 2 weeks

This course does not require a pre-registration.
You’ll be directly enrolled when you purchase it.


The course “Mental health in prison” prepares trainees to better identify and deal with mental health challenges among the prison population.
In particular, this training course addresses the signs and procedures of mental health issues among the inmates, suicide prevention and self-harm within the incarcerated population, special needs, including gender (the mental health of women prisoners) and age (the mental health of young offenders), among other pressing issues.

Who should attend?
• Individuals and/or organisations that are responsible for prisoners
• Professionals from entities linked with/or collaborating in initiatives that promote the health of prisoners and/or prison staff

Training modality
• E-learning and self-study

• None

• Certificate of completion

Total: 7h00
• e-Learning: 5h
• Self-study: 2h

Course brochure

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The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Romania and The Netherlands, under the  MenACE project, co-funded by the European Commission under the ERASMUS + programme – KA2 – Strategic partnerships for adult education. The course content is free to access (except any modules with access restricted due to certification requirements). The price associated with this course refers to expert tutoring and learning management system fees.