Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Engagement with Mental Health Services on Release from Prison


Gareth Hopkin and Graham Thornicroft

Engagement is seen as an important part of successful treatment in severe mental illness, however, it is often not well defined as a concept. A number of attempts have been made to clarify this definition and psychometric measures have been developed to assess engagement. This commentary discusses issues related to engagement with mental health services and its application to prisoners with severe mental illness returning to the community


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