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The AWARE Project

The project is focused on the training of prison staff and prisoners about measures of awareness regarding mental health problems. Whether the convict comes to prison with a psychiatric disorder or where prison is the cause, diagnosing and proper treatment of inmates suffering from mental disorders benefit the individual, the other prisoners and the prison staff.  The ONG staff and volunteers practicing resettlement and prison work need better training and to have better organisational knowledge transfer between services and individual pathway, this also meaning better integration between statutory staff and NGOs working in prisons on health, mental health, substance abuse.

Upon completion, the aim is to have 100 responses on the precise issues which prisoners, statutory services and society face with regards to (former) prisoners with mental health needs. One training manual and one handbook based on the collected data and good practice.