NEWS: New funding available to support Londoners’ in crisis
"Healthy London Partnership is supporting London’s crisis care system to use national capital funding to implement London’s Section 136 pathway and the health based place of safety specification launched in December 2016 by the Mayor of London.
From October 2017, £15m in national capital funding is available to expand services that can help prevent mental health service users from experiencing a crisis and supporting those in crisis and who have experienced a crisis to recover and avoid relapse.
A mental health service user, said:"There is a stark disparity in the response from the health and social care system to people with mental health vs. physical health problems and this is unacceptable.
"People with mental health crisis needs are often denied access to care by the NHS in a way that is discriminatory and may have to be conveyed over many hours to multiple points of care in a police vehicle or ambulance in deeply distressing circumstances - sometimes even ending up detained in a police cell. It is unthinkable that this would be tolerated for a vulnerable individual who was physically in need of urgent care.”
Further reading: Rapid review: Demand managment for mental health crisis care
Improving Mental Health Crisis Care
Friday 24 November
De Vere West One Conference Centre
11 October 2017