We recognise that some people who become involved in the criminal justice system may need extra support, especially if they have a mental health issue or other vulnerabilities.
We offer a rapid response service to meeting individual needs and provide planned support to people who access our service.
We can also assist you in the communication process within the police station and/ or in courts.
Who is this service for?
We can support you in custody, at court, on release from prison and in the community if you are having difficulty with:
- Money matters
- Attending appointments
- Looking after yourself
- Accessing mental or other health services
- Drug / alcohol issues
- Relationships and social isolation
What happens next?
Once we receive a referral, we try to make contact with you within 5 working days to arrange an appointment to meet with you to understand your situation and listen to you. This can be at the Mind Centre, at your home or elsewhere in the community. We will then identify your needs and agree a plan of action for you. The length of time in the service depends entirely on you, but we often find that this on average is between 3 and 6 months. After your support within the Criminal Justice System has finished, we will help you to access other services within Mind or with other organisations.