Saint John of God | Prisoners programme
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Prisoners programme

Saint John of God believes that every human being is a creation of God with Intrinsic Values and inherent dignity, therefore, change is possible for everyone upon provision of the required and necessary services. Even people in prison can change for the better and become responsible and productive citizens. This is the very reason why the organisation introduced mental health services for juveniles, adult male and female offenders of Mzuzu Prison in 1997.

Saint John of God believes that addressing mental health needs will improve the health and quality of life of both prisoners with mental health problems and the prison population as a whole. Current programmes that are being put in place are to provide structured short term vocational skills training programmes, comprehensive psychosocial services, rights awareness and advocacy in 6 prisons in the country.