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Clincial and Security Risks

Clincial and Security Risks

Imagine the scenario — A person is detained by the police under the Mental Health Act and removed to an Accident & Emergency department because of injury or illness that prevents them being taken anywhere else. Following assessment of that condition in A&E it is decided that they need to be admitted to the acute … Continue reading »

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS

  • THE MARK HANSON DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD: On Monday night at the British Film Institute on the South Bank in London, the "MentalHealthCop blog" became "Award Winning" in the 2012 Mind Media Awards - picking up the Mark Hanson Digital Media Award.  I'm grateful to the judges at Mind for the honour as they included some eminent and well respected people with various connections to mental health issues across the professions, journalism and the arts. More importantly they included service users.  I'm especially grateful for the honour of being awarded by Stephen Fry, Max Pemberton and especially Clare Francis who has already started to support me in raising the blog's profile yet further.
  • Crisis support advice from mental health charity MIND.
  • The Big White Wall is an NHS online support resource / forum.
  • See the Essex Autonomy Project website for a wealth of resources & events.

THE MARK HANSON DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD WINNER

This blog is one part professional resource for police officers, one part awareness raising for service users, their families and other professionals about the role of the police as 'street corner psychiatrists'; and one part polemic that we could all contribute to doing this better: by ensuring community for those who live with mental health disorders and, all too often, with stigma.

It is about the venn diagram of policing, mental health and criminal justice.

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