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Corrections Improving Mental Health Service (IMH) – Prison

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type



Dunedin - South Otago, Southland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types


Referral Process

People in Otago Corrections Facility or Invercargill Prison with mild to moderate mental health disorders

Referral can be made by Corrections staff via an online referral process. Informed consent must be gained from the client.


The IMH – In Reach service aim to address the mental health needs of clients to improve the clients mental health, support participation in rehabilitation activities and facilitate reduction of offending. IMH clinicians provide comprehensive assessment, therapeutic intervention and are involved in release planning.

Through this service, clients may also be referred to other services available in prison, to community services on release, including the IMH community based team.

This service operates from Otago Corrections Facility and Invercargill Prison.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 8:30PM on August 29, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by WellSouth - Mental Health Services.