The PSI (psychosocial interventions) team and DART (drug and alcohol recovery team) offer support, advice and information to all men entering HMP Holme House. We deliver a wide range of structured psychosocial interventions including brief intervention groups, structured programmes, auricular acupuncture, mutual aid, one to one sessions and key working, and in-cell work. The men can also access support from DART peer mentors and family support workers. DART is a voluntary, opt-in service and is available to all men at any time throughout their stay at HMP Holme House. We provide support whilst in custody and upon release through referrals to partner agencies and community services.
We work closely with partner agencies, including healthcare teams and the prison service staff. This can be seen in our attendance at GOOD reviews, clinical reviews, ACCT reviews, parole hearings, democratic council meetings and DRP innovation events. We play a key role within the DRP and have dedicated staff to each of the house blocks to support recovery culture and community development within the prison.
Peer mentoring scheme
All men may apply to be trained as a peer mentor, however not all may choose to carry out the role, whilst other may not be successful in progressing on the role. Peer mentors carry out a range of jobs, including group delivery, 1:1 work and recovery promotion.
Family Support Worker
We offer support to service users in regards to rebuilding relationships and reconnecting with families through our Family Support Worker.