Forensic Mental Health Practitioner (FMHP) Service
Together’s Forensic Mental Health Practitioner (FMHP) Service works within the National Probation Service (NPS) to provide assessment and therapeutic intervention where people have a primary mental health need and may also be experiencing a number of other vulnerabilities including personality disorder, learning disability and substance or alcohol misuse. Our practitioners also support service users with risk concerns including self-harm and suicide.
An important part of our practitioners’ role is to promote better understanding of the relationship between mental health problems and other vulnerabilities, and offending behaviour and risk.
In addition, our practitioners help Offender Managers to develop links and navigate pathways to relevant mental health and social care services. We also work directly with these services to improve access routes and understanding of services within the NPS.
Our team responds flexibly to the diverse needs of service users.