Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People in Custody: Evidence Review

Published: May 2019

This document presents a review of evidence on mental health and wellbeing of young people in custody, focusing on suicide risk and prevention in custody.

It organises evidence into different frames and factors, separating the diverse perspectives through which mental health issues are analysed. These can shape alternative and sometimes contradictory understandings of problems and what to do about them.

This evidence review was part of a larger review carried out by HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland. 

Authors / Editors

John Mcghee

University of Glasgow

Prof Sarah Armstrong

University of Glasgow

Research Themes

Punishment, Citizenship and Communities

Young People and Youth Justice