Police and ambulance crews in Plymouth are taking part in a pioneering scheme to help people suffering from a mental health crisis instead of taking them to hospital or even a prison cell.
The pilot project, the first of its kind in the South West, involves an emergency response car driving around the city offering support to patients.
The vehicle is staffed by a police officer, a paramedic and a trained mental health professional.
Last year a Government report called for a 'fundamental re-think' of how and where mentally ill people are treated, saying too often the police are left to pick up the pieces.
If you are in distress or need some support, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day on 08457 90 90 90 or visit their website.
For those in the Republic of Ireland, the number is 1850 60 90 90.