Information for the public
Mental health support for people in contact with the criminal justice system
This information is for anyone 18 and over who has had some contact with the criminal justice system and may have mental health problems. It is also for their family and friends. Contact with the criminal justice system means things like getting arrested or being held in custody, or being on parole or probation.
The information below explains where to find help and advice if you have been assessed as having mental health problems. It also includes some questions you could ask to make sure you get all the support you need.
Separate health advice has been written for people in prison and their families and carers. If you or someone you care for is going into prison you may want to read this, or ask health staff for a copy.