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Specialist Mental Health Team to feature on Channel 4 Documentary starting at 10pm tonight.

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A team of police and mental health professionals who respond to police incidents when members of the public are experiencing a mental health crisis are due to feature in a Channel 4 documentary series which begins tonight.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s mental health street triage team will appear alongside healthcare professionals from the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the series, which is entitled ‘Losing It: Our Mental Health Emergency’.

The first episode of the series is due to be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday 21 January. The mental health street triage team are due to feature in episode four of the series, with the broadcast date for that episode still to be confirmed.

Mental health is an area that many members of the public would not immediately associate with the police, but it is a complex issue that our officers, staff and volunteers contend with as part of their everyday work.

Our shared mental health street triage team is just one example of how we are doing things differently by working alongside healthcare professionals to provide specialist support to our front-line officers which, ultimately, helps to provide a better, more joined-up service to the public we serve.

The mental health street triage team is made up of medical professionals from Nottinghamshire Healthcare who work alongside front-line Nottinghamshire Police officers to provide a more integrated response to incidents where those affected present with mental health issues.

The team’s involvement in the programme will complement the wider series, which explores the complex decision-making that surrounds patients living with mental health conditions.

Channel 4 crews joined the team in summer 2019 to demonstrate how police and healthcare professionals work alongside one another to provide more joined-up support to members of the public who come into contact with the police after they have experienced mental health issues.

By working closely together, the team are able to better signpost patients who are experiencing a mental health crisis to more comprehensive and appropriate support.
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Ashley Clark (Police, PC 3828, Bulwell Forest )

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