Projects per year
health intervention programme for the Scottish Government, called
‘Mouth Matters’ (Freeman et al. 2014), and its progression to a peer
health coaching intervention to improve the psychosocial functioning of
people in prison. Aspects of the development work that gave rise to
Mouth Matters will be used to illustrate the links between oral health and
psychosocial functioning. Therefore, the first part of this chapter will
describe the psychosocial needs of people in prison in Scotland which
informed the six Units of the Mouth Matters intervention. The second
part will present a reworking of a qualitative exploration of the prisoners’
oral health concerns that permitted Unit 6, ‘Working with offenders:
promoting and supporting oral health behaviour change’, to be reconfigured into a peer health coaching programme to promote psychosocial
functioning via the portal of oral health. A summary description of the
qualitative evaluation of the peer health coaching intervention that promoted psychosocial functioning via the portal of oral health will be
|Title of host publication||Issues and Innovations in Prison Health|
|Subtitle of host publication||Research Methods, Issues and Innovations|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Electronic)||ISBN 978-3-030-46401-1|
|ISBN (Print)||ISBN 978-3-030-46400-4|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Oct 2020|
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'Oral Health as a Door to Promoting Psychosocial Functioning for People in Custody: Lessons Learnt from the Development of the Mouth Matters Intervention'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
- 1 Finished
Depression, drugs and dental anxiety in prisons: A mediation model explaining dental decay experienceArora, G., Humphris, G., Lahti, S., Richards, D. & Freeman, R., Jun 2020, In: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 48, 3, p. 248-255 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Freeman, R., Doughty, J., MacDonald, M-E. & Muirhead, V., Feb 2020, In: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 48, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Arora, G., Richards, D. & Freeman, R., 3 Nov 2020, University of Dundee. 24 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportFile
- 1 Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar
3 Apr 2021
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar