Mental health nurses to join police on the beat
Mental health nurses will patrol with police officers in four new pilot sites to improve responses to mental health emergencies, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb announced at the Black Mental Health UK Conference.
The street triage scheme sees mental health nurses accompany officers to incidents where police believe people need immediate mental health support.
The innovative scheme, funded by the Department of Health and backed by the Home Office, helps people with mental health problems who are sometimes detained in the wrong environment.
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