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Inside the Unit - Treating Disorder

Carole Hayman spends time locked inside a secure mental health unit with forensic psychiatrist Dr Ray Travers. Can his convicted patients ever be returned to the community?

Writer Carole Hayman spends time locked in a secure unit for men detained under the Mental Health Act. She's in the company of avuncular Irish psychiatrist Dr. Ray Travers, whose job it is to see if the convicted patients under his care can be reintegrated into the community.

But it's not just the day-to-day workings of the unit she explores, Carole also tries to get under the skin of the man in charge. What drives him and how does he maintain his own mental wellbeing? How does he reconcile what he is aiming to achieve for his patients with what they did to their victims.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

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28 minutes

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Mon 26 Jan 2015 20:00