They began campaigning after the son of one member of the WI committed suicide after suffering from mental health problems and not receiving adequate support whilst in prison.
however it’s women and young people who are being affected most, often being placed in prisons when they should be in hospital or an alternative. Four out of five women in prison suffer from some kind of mental health problem, most commonly depression or anxiety, and it’s also the prisoner’s family that suffers.
the WI are hoping to raise awareness on a community level, by campaigning in their local areas.
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