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Professor Richard Byng discusses offender mental health with Western Morning News

Posted on July 28th 2014

PenCLAHRC Deputy Director, Professor Richard Byng, was the subject of this week's Sunday Essay in the Western Morning News.

In the piece, featured in the Sunday 27th July edition of the paper, Professor Byng discusses his research into the mental health of offenders and former offenders, in particular the Care for Offenders (COCOA) project, which reviewed the healthcare received by offenders across the prison system. He also discussed his recent work on the Engager project, seeks to develop an integrated approach to organising care for those preparing to leave prison. This innovative project includes ex-offenders as peer researchers in the research team. 

You can read the full Western Morning News interview here.

You can read a recent news story about the role of ex-offenders in the Engager project here.

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