Amanda Howerton

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OBJECTIVE To explore the factors that influence help seeking for mental distress by offenders. DESIGN Qualitative study based on in-depth interviews with prisoners before and after release. SETTING One category B local prison in southern England. PARTICIPANTS 35 male offenders aged 18-52, a quarter of whom had been flagged as being at risk of self(More)
Suicide is common among offenders, who are at increased risk of homelessness, unemployment and mental illness and are prone to impulsivity. Release from prison is a particularly vulnerable time. This qualitative study investigated the views of 35 offenders in South-West England prior to and after release from prison, enquiring into their previous suicide(More)
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