Police officers and guests from a mental health charity and the NHS will be available between 12pm and 1pm on Wednesday 13 May to answer a wide range of online questions about any area of mental health support and to promote the services available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is celebrating its 15th Mental Health Awareness Week this year and the topic is ‘mindfulness. Mindfulness is an evidence-based, self-management technique that helps people monitor the way they think and feel about their experiences. It can be practised by people of all ages and can be learned both on and offline.
Since January 2013, an innovative partnership between Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust led to the development of a mental health triage car which sees mental health nurses accompany police officers to incidents where it is believed someone may need immediate mental health support.
To discuss this or any other mental health related issue please join our webchat next Wednesday and you can have the opportunity to get advice and ask any questions about mental health issues. Taking part are;
- Chief Constable, Simon Cole QPM
- Superintendent Adam Streets (the Force lead on mental health)
- Sergeant Laura Millward (LGBT Association)
- Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind
- Vicki Noble, a Senior Mental Health Practitioner and PC 3003 Jag Sangha from the Mental Health Triage Car
Topics you could consider asking about are;
- The services each agency offers
- Partners we work with to deliver the service
- Training we offer our staff
- Specialist teams that are available in the Force such as the mental health triage car
- The Police and Crime Commissioners support for victims and witnesses
- Your personal experience
We look forward to hearing your opinions and experiences and answering your questions. To take part in the web chat you can register your interest here (View page on Leicestershire Constabulary website)