The Gérard Marchant hospital center has met a mobile team in place to support released prisoners with severe psychiatric disorders. The aim is to protect against relapses within three months after release from prison, a critical period.
The EMOT (transitional mobile team) of the Marchant Hospital in Toulouse will start its action on November 8 with people suffering from severe psychiatric disorders released from prison. This project, launched in Toulouse, has been in place in Lille for a year.
With annual funding of € 320,000, it will mobilize nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and educators to support around a hundred former prisoners for three months (renewable) in their free environment.
“In the three months following release from prison, these patients are particularly exposed to the risks of psychiatric recidivism, suicide, overdoses and recidivism. Paradoxically, they are free but isolated because often cut off from their entourage, in difficulty to find a professional activity, in particular because of stigmatization ”, explains Dr. Anne-Hélène Moncany, head of the psychiatry and addictive behaviors in penitentiary environment. Gérard Marchant Hospital, at the origin of this project.