To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many current HM Prison and Probation Service staff have completed voluntary civil service learning courses entitled (a) mental health conditions and dementia: support for customers, (b) mental health awareness, (c) mental health at work, (d) becoming a dementia friend and (e) well-being, resilience and stress in each of the last three years.
9 January 2019
Civil Service Learning data is only available from the 1st April 2016 due to a new learning platform being introduced. Furthermore, Mental Health Awareness is currently not an active course and the data provided below for that specific course is until 31st March 2018.
The total number of Prison and Probation Service staff who have passed the end of course assessment on the courses named below since the 1st April 2016 are as follows:
Mental health conditions and dementia: support for customers
Mental health awareness
Mental health at work
Becoming a dementia friend
Well-being, resilience and stress
These courses are additional learning on top of the core training provided to Prison and Probation staff.
In Prison Officer Entry Level Training, there are a number of sessions on Mental Health within this training such as Introduction to Mental Health’, ‘Introduction to Suicide and Self Harm (SASH) Prevention’ and ‘Personality Disorders.
In addition, over 14,000 staff have already received new suicide and self-harm reduction training which includes a module on Mental Health Awareness, in addition to the safer custody training already provided across the estate.