Do crisis services have all the answers in crisis care?

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 10.00AM to 4.15pm

This event considers the impact of the Mental Health Crisis Care concordat and debates whether there is a crisis in crisis care.

The day includes;

  • Research presentation "Developing and testing a service improvement programme for Crisis Resolution Teams: a report from the CORE Study”. The CORE Study is a Department of Health-funded research programme led by Prof. Sonia Johnson at University College London. This presentation by Bryn Lloyd-Evans will report completed work from the CORE study gathering evidenceand  stakeholders’ views regarding best practice in Crisis Resolution Teams and results from a national survey of CRT implementation.
  • Practical workshops on "Open dialogue; a new way of working with people with mental health problems" and "Urgent and emergency access to care; The impact of Street Triage"
  • Keynote speaker Andy McNicoll, Community Editor of Community Care, on “Investigating an under-pressure mental health system”
  • A personal view of crisis care by Christian Walsh, of Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University, and the representative of The College of Social Work's AMHP Community of Interest
  • The "Mental Health Cop"; Inspector Michael Brown of the College of Policing gives his perspective on crisis service


For Continuous Professional Development purposes we map our seminars against The College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework and The Health and Care Professionals Council Standards of Proficiency.

You may therefore find this document helpful for your CPD recording.

CPD Crisis Care (PDF , 75kb)

For subscribing organisations this is an Adult Services event.

For others there is a fee of £95. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Bursaries are available for students and for staff and volunteers from voluntary and community groups and charities; please ask for details.

tel: 01904 321237 - email:

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Location: Priory Street Centre, York, YO1 6ET