Mental Health Triage Car

The triage car is a partnership between Leicestershire police, Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust and Leicester probation service.

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As we were preparing to film the interview a ‘live’ job came in on Hinckley Road that made the whole thing very real for those people watching.

The car is staffed by a police officer and a mental health practitioner and they attend calls where people are experiencing a mental health crisis. The nurse can assess the person, offer advice, and steer them to the appropriate care and support services.

For example, they can contact the person’s existing care team or refer them to a home treatment service.

Read more – The Guardian

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Matt Belcher, Mental Health Practitioner and PC Ben Crossley

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