How to avoid waiting two years for mental health services
Putting nurses in 999 control rooms can end culture of detaining vulnerable people in police cells
The number of vulnerable people being sectioned and detained in police cells remains over 1,000 - which is of course 1,000 too many - the latest annual statistics have shown today. It’s a painful and scarring experience that helps no-one with their mental health needs. The picture is different in Bradford however, where they have been doing things differently to the rest of the country since the turn of the year, and have reduced detentions by 90 percent.
Using evidence from the Race Disparity Audit to reform the Mental Health Act
This is how to care for people who are homeless and mentally ill
Last year most of the mentally ill people in Brighton picked up from the streets at night were taken into police custody. A sustainability project sponsored by the Royal College of Psychiatrists is instead taking people in to a specialist mental health unit for more appropriate assistance. Elisabeth Jeffries investigates …