The European survey of probation staff’s knowledge of, and attitudes to, mental illness
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AbstractThere is a high prevalence of mental health disorders on probation staffs' caseloads. Approximately 40% of all clients will have a mental health disorder often compounded by drug or alcohol problems. It is therefore important that a probation officer can recognise mental illness and refer to the appropriate local agency. It is therefore important to know how much probation staff understand about mental illness. The Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS) was distributed to probation staff in all countries registered as members of the Confederation of Europe. In this paper, overall average scores for the MHLS for each country are presented. Factors which help to explain the variation in scores are also examined such a caseload size and gender of staff member. The results are discussed within the context of a possible European curriculum for probation training. Probation (CEP) organisation.
CitationBrooker, C., & Tocque, K. (2023). The European survey of probation staff’s knowledge of, and attitudes to, mental illness. European Journal of Probation, 15(1), 71-90. https://doi.org/10.1177/20662203231162741
JournalEuropean Journal of Probation
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