There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today.

The University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab is home to the world's leading contemporary slavery experts and have built the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery.

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH), in collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, is contributing to delivering a unique programme of therapeutic care for people coming out of enslavement. A culture (and cost) sensitive mental healthcare support package for survivors to address the aftermath of slavery.

Through a new Managed Innovation Network at the IMH researchers, clinicians and service users will be brought together to innovate and improve services through the latest knowledge in the field of mental health. 

Led by the Care and Custody Lever project team from the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab (Dr Nicola Wright, Dr Melanie Jordan, Dr Ed Wright and Dr Runa Lazzarino) the network launched this week at the IMH. The launch event reviewed the challenges faced by slavery survivors, the role of mental health practitioners and services, alongside more information about the research that is being conducted within the Rights Lab.

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Graphic facilitator at the launch of the new post slavery MIN