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Greater London

HMP Brixton

Service delivered in prison
Brixton is a resettlement prison housing Category C/D prisoners located in London. We deliver psychosocial substance misuse services at this prison.

How we help

At HMP Brixton we have a dedicated health and wellbeing wing from which we offer a range of psychosocial interventions to help clients address their substance misuse.

  • Substance Dependency Treatment Programme (SDTP) – an intensive, abstinence-based programme which aims to reduce reoffending
  • Family service – our Family Workers sit within treatment teams, helping residents strengthen relationships with family, friends and wider social networks
  • Family Ties – a course of workshops focused on restoring healthy communication and trust between loved ones
Further interventions
  • Naloxone training
  • ChemSex support
  • Release planning and goal setting
  • Recovery and reintegration services
  • Individual key working sessions
  • We offer a wide range of standalone workshops and in-cell packs aimed at harm minimisation, risk reduction, and relapse prevention

Our partners

  • Community DIP teams
  • Local authorities
  • Forward at The Bridges
  • Offender Management Unit (OMU)
  • PACT
  • Storybook Dads
  • Koestler Trust
  • Novus

How to refer

Any resident can self-refer to the service. We also accept referrals from third parties. If a staff member or third party refers a resident we will assess the resident if they agree to engage. All residents are seen as part of their induction.

Other sources of help

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After 12 weeks, I graduated from the programme, with a greater understanding of who I really was.

Francesca, Former Forward client Read Francesca’s story