New scheme to help people with mental health issues
- 06 Nov
A new initiative in Hampshire could see people with mental health problems receiving extra support if it is given the green light.
South Central Ambulance Service is currently in talks of hiring a mental health practitioner to take emergency calls, reports the Daily Echo.
This will mean callers will go through to a specially-trained mental health nurse based in the ambulance service control centre. A spokesperson for SCAS has said it will offer dedicated and focused support for people who are in need.
"Mental health patients will benefit from being supported by specially-trained mental health nurses on the phone who can ensure that they receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time," the spokesperson said.
Kerry Blake, of Winchester Samaritans, backed the plans. She said the more services available to help vulnerable people the better. I don't think there is enough support out there for some people. We do get a lot of calls of people with mental health issues so to have somebody to fall back on, that is there to be a bit more understanding and sensitive to their needs, is just brilliant, and we need to do more of that. When vulnerable people feel valued, they feel cared for. If it makes a little bit of difference it's worthwhile."
SCAS said it is unable to go into further detail about the scheme, and when it will be implemented.
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