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Trauma-informed care within forensic and prison mental health services, 21 November 2019

We are excited to announce that the Quality Networks for Prison and Forensic Mental Health Services will be running a joint event on Trauma-informed care within forensic and prison mental health services. The day will involve a range of workshops, expert panel discussions and presentations.

It is a great opportunity for professionals from all disciplines working in Prison and Forensic Mental Health Services, stakeholders, patients and carers to come together and discuss key service development issues and sharing good practice relevant to trauma-informed care within prisons and secure services.

Booking: Please book your place using this online booking form.

Please note: this event is now fully booked, but you can complete the booking form and will be placed on a waiting list, so that we can contact you if a space becomes available.

Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

When: 10:00 to 16:10, 21 November 2019

Cost: If you are staff working in a member service, or a patient or carer, you can attend for free. Staff from non-member services must pay a cost of £75 a place.

Calling for workshop and poster presentation proposals!

Member services are also invited to submit workshop proposals on the following topics:

  • Gendered approaches to trauma-informed care in secure settings and prisons
  • Family work and victim issues
  • Impact of witness trauma on staff

Please note, there is limited availability for oral workshop presentations and not all of these proposals will be accepted. Where a workshop proposal is not successful, we welcome individuals to consider contributing a poster presentation instead.

Proposals should be email to jemini.jethwa@rcpsych.ac.uk. The deadline for submissions is 11 October 2019.


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.

Training dates

24 September 2019, 14:00 to 17:00 (Royal College of Psychiatrists, London)

24 October 2019, 14:00 to 17:00 (Royal College of Psychiatrists, London)

To book your place, please use this online booking form and select the training date you wish to attend.

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