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Mental health behind bars: health needs, suicide, risk and self-harm

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Jane Ashley Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Headington Campus, Marston Road site


Health Care LogoAccording to the Prison Reform Trust, 72 per cent of male and 70 per cent of female sentenced prisoners suffer from two or more mental health disorders while 20 per cent of prisoners have four of the five major mental health disorders.

Seena will be exploring the common mental health problems in prisoners and special populations of prisoners with particular health needs, including juveniles and prisoners from low and middle income countries.

He will compare suicide risk in prisoners in England and Wales with other European countries and look at the risk factors for suicide and self-harm as well as discuss his proposals to reform prison healthcare.

About the speakerDR SEENA FAZEL

DR SEENA FAZEL, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, is an honorary consultant forensic psychiatrist. His research examines the relationship between mental illness, violent crime and the mental health of prisoners. He collaborates with the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and the University of Oxford. 

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