Mental Health Crisis Support Agreement (Department of Health)

Summary

A concordat (i.e. an agreement) between police and the NHS has been forged to improve emergency support for mental health crisis care. This agreement is between police, mental health trusts and paramedics. It aims to ensure that people in mental health crisis are not turned away from health services.

“The agreement – called the Crisis Care Concordat – has been signed by more than 20 national organisations in a bid to drive up standards of care for people experiencing crisis such as suicidal thoughts or significant anxiety.”

Read more: Better care for mental health crisis.

Reference

Better care for mental health crisis. London: Department of Health, February 18th 2014.

Full Text Link

Reference

Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat: improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health crisis. London: Department of Health and Concordat signatories, February 2014.

NHS Confederation Briefing

The following briefing summarises the principles and commitments in the Concordat and discusses how local partnerships can deliver improved crisis care.

Full Text Link

Reference

Mental health and crisis care. London: NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, February 2014. NHS Confederation Briefing No. 270.

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