Counter-terrorism and psychiatry


The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 states that specified authorities, including healthcare bodies, must ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.’ In this podcast Dr Jonathan Hurlow identifies how psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can carry out this duty, and how they can work within the Government’s wider framework in cases where potential risks are identified.


Date published: 10 December 2019

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Dr Jonathan Hurlow

Audio running time: 34 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • how the Government's CONTEST strategy is structured and implemented


  • how to share information in a Prevent referral 


  • how to seek appropriate advice and make good use of case-by-case safeguarding processes in a manner which guards against harms, including the potential for perpetuating stigma.



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