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Greater London

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Service delivered in prison
Wormwood Scrubs is a Category B men’s prison in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London. We deliver psychosocial substance misuse services at this prison.

How we help

We offer a range of psychosocial interventions to help clients address their substance misuse.

  • Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol – a low-medium intensity intervention for those whose alcohol or drug consumption is at harmful or dependent levels
  • 1:1 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions; introduction to CBT workshop
  • 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
  • We offer a wide range of standalone workshops and in-cell packs aimed at harm minimisation, risk reduction, and relapse prevention
  • Naloxone training

At HMP Wormwood Scrubs, we have a ‘Incentivised Living Landing’ or Clean Living Landing’, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, which provides a space for clients who have undergone the required programmes to address their substance misuse and continue to work on their recovery. We also intend to deliver our holistic therapies there, such as acupuncture, along with additional weekend mutual aid sessions once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Our partners

  • NOVUS Education Services
  • NOVIS CRC Resettlement
  • St Mungo’s (prison and community)
  • PACT Family Services & Story Book Dads
  • Custodial Activities Department (working to support Peer Supporters employment and client engagement)
  • Probation
  • Offender Management units
  • Early Days Centre
  • Chaplaincy (support with bereavement)
  • Mental Health Services (InReach, Primary Mental Health, In patient unit)
  • Custodial Clinical Substance Misuse Team
  • Pharmacy and Prescribing team (mainly the management of Naloxone and FP10)
  • Custodial key workers and senior wing officers
  • Safer Custody (safeguarding)
  • All reducing reoffending pathway service providers.
  • Security And Intelligence (inclusive of TACT offender management)
  • Public Health England (Data Management)
  • Local Authorities (Hammersmith & Fulham)
  • Community Drug and Alcohol Services (DIP Teams)
  • Hepatitis C Trust
  • Mutual Aid groups – AA, NA & CA
  • Rehabilitation units (Yeldall Manor, Kiaros U-Turn Recovery, Steps to Recovery, Acorn House, Nehemiah Project, ODAAT, Western Counselling
  • NHS England (Breaking Free Online)

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.

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Call us: 0208 588 3318

Service Manager

Call us: 07067707916

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I felt like no one had ever really understood what I was going through, until I went to see someone from Forward. They were so supportive and new exactly the right things to say, which helped me to open up.

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