Joining forces with police to help people in mental distress

Posted on 22 June 2017

Dr Nicola Moran and Professor Martin Webber from the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research have developed a training package for officers dealing with people with mental health issues.

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Around 20 per cent of police time in the UK is spent dealing with mental health issues, over half of deaths following police contact involve people with a mental health issue and people with mental health problems are up to ten times more likely to become victims of crime than the general population.

The problem is that officers are not mental health experts.

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