Our mental health professionals work in four of Surrey's prisons, providing mental health treatment and support to prisoners aged 16 and above.
We work closely with the mainstream prison healthcare services and with Trust community and home treatment teams to provide a service to Surrey's prisoners. We serve:
- HMP Coldingley : A closed 'training' prison for up to 500 men, all sentenced
- HMP Highdown : A prison with up to 1100 men either sentenced or on remand
- HMP Downview : A closed 'training' prison for up to 360 women, including a 16 bedded Young Offenders Institute
- HMP Send : A closed 'training' prison for up to 280 women, all sentenced.
We have recently expanded our treatment and support programme to include:
- The Phoenix Programme at HMP Send and Downview: Group and Individual Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for female prisoners, aimed at reducing the prevalence of self-harm over a three year period.
- Non-Medical Prescribing Clinics at HMP Downview
- Out-of-hours on-call service to support prison staff if incidents occur during evenings and weekends
- Learning disability liaison nurse: to support prisoners who have a learning disability
Prison mental health services are regulated by both the Care Quality Commission and the Trust's internal auditing processes but also by the Independent Monitoring Board and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons.