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Mental health crisis care toolkit

Our mental health crisis care toolkit has been developed to support London’s crisis care teams to provide high quality and consistent care across the capital.

The latest toolkit includes:

  • training materials from sessions delivered to almost 300 multi-agency staff across the capital in 2018. These sessions focussed on the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the alignment of local policies to the pan-London s136 pathway
  • roles and responsibility briefings for staff along the s136 pathway. These briefings summarise the key points from London’s s136 pathway guidance
  • a handover process for voluntary mental health crisis patients to support the safe handover of voluntary patients brought into the emergency department (ED) by the police. This process was developed through partnership working between London’s Urgent and Emergency care system and the Metropolitan Police Service. It was piloted with great success at four EDs in London in 2017. Following approval by London’s Urgent and Emergency Care Transformation and Delivery Board, the handover process was rolled out across the capital on 1st March 2018 with all three of London’s police forces involved.

The associated guidance Mental health crisis care for Londoners has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Mental Health Act that came into effect on 11 December 2017.

Find out more about our 2019 training sessions.

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