Nurses play an invaluable role in helping people with mental health problems and these new street triage pilots will make sure that people get the help and assessments they need as quickly as possible in times of crisis.
By doing this it ensures people needing assistance are in the right environment and have access to better treatment and care. This is a great example of collaborative working and better integration of services.
A scheme which pioneers a new approach to people with mental health problems has been visited by a government minister. It's based at the Maudsley Hospital in south London and it uses talking therapy instead of drugs to help sufferers. Liz Wickham reports.