Complaints about criminal courts
This section looks at how and when you can complain about court or officials working there. This section only looks at complaints about the Crown and magistrates’ courts of the criminal court system in England and Wales. It is for anyone who lives with mental illness and has experienced the court system, and their friends, family and carers.
Complaints about prison
This section explains how you can complain about prison. It explains any time limits you have when making a complaint, and what you can do if you are still not happy. This information is for people affected by mental illness over 18 in England. And their carers, relatives and friends.
Complaints about the Probation Service
This section is for people who are living with mental illness and have been involved with the Probation Service. This section looks at how and when you can complain about them. Or when someone can complain on your behalf. It also advises on what you can do if you’re not happy with the outcome of your complaint.
Prison - Going in
Going into prison can be a very difficult time. It can also be a difficult time for your carers, relatives or friends who may be supporting you. There is help and support for you and your loved ones. This section looks at the types of prisons in England, and what happens when you first go in. This section is for people living with mental illness who are in prison. And their carers, relatives and friends.
Prisons - How are they run and what can I do there?
This section looks at how prisons are run and some things you can do there. It also looks at how you can get help and support and visitors to prison. This information is for people in prison in England who are 18 or over and for their carers, relatives and friends.
Mental health care in prison
This section looks at what healthcare you should get if you’re in prison. And at what to do if you aren’t getting the help you need. Prisoners should have the same access to healthcare as everyone else. This information is for people affected by mental illness in prison in England who are 18 or over. It’s also for their carers, friends and relatives and anyone interested in this subject.
Criminal courts and mental health
Some people who come into contact with the criminal justice system have to go to court. This page looks at the different criminal courts in England and Wales. It explains how they work, how mental health can be considered in court, and the possible outcomes of a court case. This page is for those who live with mental illness and their family, friends and carers.