A Mental Health Triage Unit in Milton Keynes has been deemed a success and bee extended until March next year.
The scheme sees mental health professionals join police teams on call outs for people who are struggling with their mental health, reports Heart.
Over the past six months since it began the number of people placed in cells under the Mental Health Act has dropped by 56%.
Thames Valley Police says this “clearly shows that those suffering from a mental health crisis are being dealt with appropriately and signposted to the correct service following initial contact.”
Matt Jarrad, Team Manager for the scheme said “We are receiving positive feedback from patients coming into contact with the mental health triage team, with the evidence supporting the fact that fewer people are being detained under the Mental Health Act. With the majority of incidents, the health practitioner is able to offer meaningful early interventions to avoid a potential detentionor A&E attendance.”
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