Police as first responders to Mental Health crises

This project has been talking up much of my time in the background as High Sheriff.  I was pleased to host a dinner at the Ivy to thank all those who took part.  The power of High Sheriff convening was very apparent – from the Chief Constable to the Lord Lieutenant to the Chair and CEO of the local Mental health Trust to third sector leaders to Social care leaders. A full and unique gathering of all key leaders around police and mental health. There was a great atmosphere with everyone committed to make a difference on this great issue of our time that has worsened since Covid and is not improving. Thanks especially to Tim de Meyer our excellent Surrey Chief Constable – who has acted decisively, catalysed by this report, also, to Dr Jess Miller author of the report and Felicity Mallam of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust who provided funding, project management and expertise. #firstresponders #Surrey #surreypolice #thehighsheriffofsurrey #thesurreylieutenancy #mentalhealthtrust #mentalhealth #BBCradiosurrey #surreyhillsradio #surreylive #wellbeing #surreyhealth #surreychiefconstable #surreypolice https://www.wfet.org.uk