helping charities helping people

Welcome

You are not signed in. What would you like to do?

×

Manage your account

Hello ! You are signed in. What would you like to do?

Your Account
Tools
×

How to look after your mental health in prison

Being in prison can be a very difficult experience. The environment, the rules and regulations and lack of personal control can all have an impact on mental health. This guide gives practical ways to look after people’s mental health in a prison setting.

“I had to understand and accept that I was in prison because of my own actions and consequences. The consequence was a prison sentence. Yet, even though I am a prisoner, I can still achieve and make a success of my life.”

Looking after your mental health in prison can help people:

  • Cope better with life in the prison environment
  • Make positive changes to improve their wellbeing
  • Build better support networks with family, other inmates and professionals who can help.

Read Mental Health Foundation - How to look after your mental health in prison