The Development of a Peer-Based Approach for Promoting Prisoner Health in an English Male Young Offender Institution

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Mehay, A. and Meek, Rosie 2016. The Development of a Peer-Based Approach for Promoting Prisoner Health in an English Male Young Offender Institution. in: Abrams, Laura, Hughes, Emma, Inderbitzin, Michelle and Meek, Rosie (ed.) The Voluntary Sector in Prisons: Encouraging Institutional and Personal Change Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 143-170
AuthorsMehay, A. and Meek, Rosie
EditorsAbrams, Laura, Hughes, Emma, Inderbitzin, Michelle and Meek, Rosie
Abstract

This chapter considers the development of peer-based approaches in promoting prison health in England and Wales and presents insights into how young adult prisoners perceive and experience these roles in the prison environment. Alongside the benefits of taking on a peer role, the chapter explores prisoners’ views of the implementation and the potential utility of peer-based approaches for health within the wider prison community. The findings are discussed in relation to the potential impact of peer initiatives in seeking to develop and implement the more integrated and innovative approaches that have been called for in this domain in seeking to reduce health inequalities.

Book titleThe Voluntary Sector in Prisons: Encouraging Institutional and Personal Change
Page range143-170
Year2016
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Online26 May 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Nov 2018
Series Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
ISBN978-1-137-54215-1
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54215-1_6
Web address (URL)https://www.palgrave.com/9781137542144
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