Mental Health, Aging and Palliative Care in Prisons (MenACE) held its second project meeting on 21-22 September in Lisbon, Portugal. In order to have more information included in the first intellectual output – State of the art and Best Practices Review – the partnership decided to collect more data about staff training/prevention programs already developed/implemented in partner countries.
There were also discussions regarding the MenACE training curricula and programme. The document is addressing prison staff and contains modules regarding Mental Health, Palliative Care and Geriatrics in prisons. The project team decided the dates for the short term joint staff trainning, as follows:
1st short-term staff training event: 26th to 30th February, in Bruges – Belgium
3rd short-term staff training event: 25th to 29th June, in Lisbon – Portugal
2nd short-term staff training event: 23rd to 27th April, in Bucharest – Romania
Also, during this meeting, the project’s partners visited the Caxias Prison Hospital, led by governor Érica Cardoso. She gave partners a tour to the prison hospital, presenting its different services and units, including the mental illness and palliative care units.
See more information about the MenACE project on the website: www.menace-project.org