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Families impacted by criminal justice system – exploring peer support with families with a loved one in prison in Glasgow

Outside the Box is exploring ways to develop informal activity-based peer support for families with experience of a loved one in prison.

This project builds upon the ‘Building Constructive Connections’ research with families impacted by the justice system, carried out by the Universities of Salford and Huddersfield.

The aim of the work is to support and encourage:

  • Different activities and supports for families
  • Ways to increase social connections and informal support networks for families
  • Ways to improve positive mental health and wellbeing

We will share the things we have learnt with people and organisations across Scotland by:

  • Resourcing and sharing
  • Working with organisations that are doing complementary work
  • Producing hints and tips with practical advice to support and help people in parenting roles

This work is funded by Glasgow and Greater Clyde NHS.

We will be working with local partners.

Funders
Get in touch

To find out more contact Louise on:

louise@otbds.org

0141 4190451

Project Blogs

  • Possil Family Group

    Posted May 31st 2019

    Last year we worked with a small group of women, who had experience of loved ones in prison. They talked about the things they wanted […]

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Outside the Box is a certified living wage employer