The Metropolitan Police are pioneering a new programme which aims to improve the care given to people with mental health issues during an emergency.
Specialist mental health nurses will accompany officers on patrols and assist staff in call centres.
Making sure people with mental health problems get the right assessment, care and treatment they need as quickly as possible is really important, especially in emergency situations.
We know that some police forces are already doing an extremely good job of handling circumstances involving mentally ill people but we want this to be the reality everywhere.
By providing police forces with the support of health professionals we can give officers the skills they need to treat vulnerable people appropriately in times of crisis.
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