Our events and training


QNPMHS Webinars

We are hosting a series of webinars/sessions where individuals can come together to learn and discuss certain topics. Each webinar will have a specific theme and will be facilitated by the QN team.

The webinars are free to attend. 

We will be announcing our next webinar session shortly.

If you have any queries, please email PrisonNetwork@rcpsych.ac.uk

QNPMHS open discussion forums

We are organising a series of open forum groups for individuals working within member services to discuss common issues arising from working within prison mental health services. Each forum will have a particular theme and will be facilitated by a member of the Quality Network group. The purpose of the sessions is for individuals to engage in conversations about particular issues and to learn and share good practice. The upcoming sessions are:

  • 07 July 2020, 4:30pm-5:30pm: Staff support, wellbeing and resilience
  • 30 July 2020, 4:30pm-5:30pm: Delivering safe services
  • 06 August 2020, 4:30pm-5:30pm: Restoration and recovery

To join a session, please complete this online booking form. Please share this widely within your teams. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If the session is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. After booking, if you can no longer attend, please cancel your place so it can be offered to someone else.


Reviewer training is a free event for staff from a service that is a member of the Quality Network. The training is a great learning experience for those who are interested in participating in external peer-reviews of mental health services in prison.

Learning objectives

The training will give potential reviewers the opportunity to gain practical knowledge about how to conduct a peer-review visit.

The training day will involve presentation, discussion and workshops created to develop the skills of a reviewer.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Quality Network’s overall peer-review review process
  2. Deliver the role and responsibilities of the reviewer before, during and after the peer-review
  3. Troubleshoot and manage complaints and other difficulties that may arise during a peer-review
  4. Describe and promote the ethos of the Quality Network’s peer-reviews
  5. Describe the key benefits of the peer-review process and membership of the Quality Network

The training is free to member services.

Next training date:

We will shortly be announcing training dates for September 2020.

For any queries about reviewer training, please contact holly.hunter-brown@rcpsych.ac.uk

If you would like to access presentations from our past events, you can find these on our group page on Knowledge Hub under the 'library' tab.

To join knowledge hub, email 'join' to prisonnetwork@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Presentations from the following events can be found on Knowledge Hub:

Prison Transfer and Remission: Improving Practice, 27 November 2018

Safety in Prisons, 14 March 2019

CPA Consultation Event, 11 April 2019

QNPMHS 4th Annual Forum, 02 July 2019

Trauma-Informed Care within Forensic and Prison Mental Health Services, 21 November 2019

Encourage patients to get creative during isolation!

We have taken the decision to launch the artwork competition early this year, to give patients an opportunity to get creative in the difficult circumstances due to COVID-19. As always, we are accepting visual art displays but we understand resources/supplies may be limited, so for the first time ever we have also opened up the competition for creative writing entries too. 

We would be very grateful if you could make as many patients as possible aware of the competition by distributing this flyer within your prison.

How to enter

Visual artwork

Please send photographs of artwork to the email below on behalf of patients, along with a completed artwork submission form for each entry.

Creative writing

Please send files/copies of creative writing entries on behalf of patients to the email below, along with a completed creative writing submission form for each entry.

Please send all submissions and queries to prisonnetwork@rcpsych.ac.uk by 18 June 2020. 

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