Back to prison!

ARC CoFounder Mat Rawsthorne was delighted to be asked back in to HMP Ranby to help develop another cohort of their Peer Navigators. The pioneering scheme to train prisoners to support each other using evidence based peer support techniques has been a victim of its own success in that nearly all of the original ‘MAPS’ have had their good work recognised and achieved parole! The Integrated Mental Health Team who support the navigators have themselves been nominated for an Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition award for innovation.  Mat had the privilege of presenting about the initiative and its impact at the recent UK & Ireland BABCP / Association for Contextual Behavioural Science conference in Dublin.