Immigration Removal Centres in England: A mental health needs analysis

Centre for Mental Health, January 2017

The Centre for Mental Health has conducted a rapid mental health needs assessment across Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) in England.  10 IRCs were assessed as part of the Centre’s needs analysis, to explore the wellbeing of detainees, the services in place and the perspectives of people working with those detained.

This report finds that people detained in IRCs often face significant challenges to their mental health. The report finds that levels of distress, problems with living conditions and lack of both certainty and liberty, all had a significant impact on the wellbeing of those detained.

Click here to view the report.