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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Members' Seminar - Street Triage, Tuesday 17 May

Published: 09/05/2016

On Tuesday 17 May, BSMHFT is holding a seminar on Street Triage for members of the Trust at the Midlands Arts Centre at 1pm.

BSMHFT, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and West Midlands Police have been at the forefront of ensuring people with mental health issues are kept out of police custody and cared for in the best possible place through the development of the street triage team.

With the Street Triage scheme, mental health professionals provide on the spot advice to police officers who are dealing with people with possible mental health problems.

The aim is to help police officers make appropriate decisions, based on a clear understanding of the background to these situations. This has led to people receiving appropriate care more quickly, leading to better outcomes and a reduction in the use of section 136. Further information will be available on the day.

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