Summit on mental health

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POLICE, NHS, Home Office and local authorities joined with academics to try and tackle the mental health crisis.

The event was to make future plans about how to join up mental health care and make sure people get the treatment they need in the right place at the right time.

Marian Trendell, head of social care at Sussex Partnership said: ‘There are so many agencies which spend time and money working to support people with mental health problems.

‘It’s not just an issue for mental health services or the NHS but it affects us all. This symposium wasn’t a talking shop but was about coming up with real plans to make a difference to people in crisis.’

They discussed the street triage project, which sees mental health nurses join police on the beat.