Programme helps prisoners count cost of their crimes

Criminals who have done their time will be taken to a new rehabilitation centre around the corner and will be mentored by specially-trained ex-offenders, known as ‘gate buddies’
Prisoners coming out of Strangeways will be met at the gates by fellow ex-criminals in a new rehabilitation scheme aimed at helping them beat drugs.
Criminals who have done their time will be taken to a rehabilitation centre around the corner and will be mentored by specially-trained ex-offenders, known as ‘gate buddies’.
The Abstinence and Rehabilitation Centre, or ARC, will offer counselling and mentoring, plus help to beat their addiction and find accommodation.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveal that the Trust is one the country’s top performers

Manchester’s mental health services have come up trumps after being ranked one of the best in the country by inpatients.
Results released by the Care Quality Commission reveal that the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is one the country’s top performers in five key areas of patient care.
The Trust also received the highest marks in the country for how well staff listen to patient’s personal circumstances.

Justice secretary says he wants every prisoner who needs it to have access to the best possible mental health treatment

The justice secretary says he wants to “really get to grips with the challenge of mental health in prisons” soon after next year’s general election. “I want every prisoner who needs it to have access to the best possible treatment. I want mental health to be the priority for our system,” he said in a speech on Monday to the Centre for Crime and Social Justice in London.

A left-behind child in Yunnan province, China

Since 2012 Beijing nurseries and schools have promoted mental health as well as physical fitness. Last year China passed its first mental health law and told paediatricians to screen patients for warning signs: Do the three-month-old baby’s eyes follow moving objects? At 18 months, can she make eye contact? Officials have also enlisted foreign psychotherapists to help train specialists and increase awareness.

Voyeurism: What it is and What it isn’t

Most sex addicts, no matter what their behaviours consist in (prostitutes, anonymous sex, serial seductions, pornography etc.) will tend to sexualize other people they look at. You might say that sex addicts view the world through sex coloured glasses. But this does not mean that they are voyeurs.

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