Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham BrightCommunity and emergency services leaders in Cambridgeshire have signed a joint declaration laying out their strategy to help those with mental health issues in the county.

According to the office of the PCC Sir Graham Bright (pictured), the document focuses on 'improved information sharing and partnership working, prevention and early intervention'. It was signed at the county’s second mental health round table by attendees including Cambridgeshire police, the county council, East of England Ambulance Service, as well as the PCC himself.

Speaking of the accord, Graham Bright, said: “The signing of the local declaration is testament to the importance all agencies place on ensuring people in mental health crisis get the help and support they need.

"Mental health should be valued equally with physical health. I am particularly supportive of the move towards greater preventative work."

Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, Maureen Donnelly said: “We are pleased to have been one of the first CCGs in the country to have signed the concordat.

"We are already working to strengthen the links between the various services that we commission, in order to improve the help provided promptly to local people experiencing a crisis.”

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mental health crisis declaration will be the eighth of its kind to be loaded onto the national concordat website, which can be viewed here: http://www.crisiscareconcordat.org.uk