Mental Health in Prisons: COLAB get its first spin off funding

The Ministry of Criminal Justice in Norway have funded Bournemouth University’s Dr Sarah Hean and Finnish colleagues 300 000NOK to continue their work piloting the Change Laboratory Model of workplace development and transformation in the Norwegian prison system.  The aim of this pilot is to enhance working between mental health and prison services, particularly in the way confidential information on the mental health of offenders is shared between agencies

This funding is the first spin off project from the Horizon 2020 funded COLAB project that began in February this year in which Bournemouth University and staff (Dr Sarah Hean, Prof Jonathan Parker, Prof Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Dr Carol Bond and Dr Jaqui Hewitt Taylor) are participating.  COLAB has developed a strong international community of practice of participants from practice and academic partners in the UK, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Norway that is well placed to make a significant contribution to the way services work together when addressing the multiple rehabilitation needs of the offender population.

For further information on either this project or COLAB as a whole, please contact the project lead/COLAB coordinator Dr Sarah Hean (