Tag: crisis care

Share your views on mental health support for young Londoners and their families

25th March 2022

London’s mental health trusts and Healthy London Partnership want to hear from young people and their families about their experiences and understanding of local mental health support. Taking care of the mental health of our children and young people has never been more vital. We know that our young people face greater challenges to their mental […]

Multi-agency Mental Health Act training Evaluation

18th September 2019

In 2017, London’s Crisis Care Programme developed multiagency training sessions to support the preparation of local systems for section 136 (s136) Mental Health Act (MHA) legislation changes in November 2017. These were initially held in each of London’s mental health trusts and at London Ambulance Service (LAS). The training focused on MHA and aligning local […]

Improving the quality and consistency of care for people in mental health crisis

5th February 2019

Martina Dalton, Project Manager for Mental Health Crisis Care, reflects on the on-going work Healthy London Partnership with South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust have been doing with London’s police forces and ambulance service to improve the care for people in mental health crisis. She writes here about a recent visit to SLaM’s […]

Multi-agency Mental Health Training in Emergency Departments

14th November 2018

Following the success of the multi-agency Mental Health Act training sessions that took place at each Mental Health Trust in 2017/18, we are offering further bespoke training in Spring 2019 to London’s front-line Emergency Department (ED) staff. The first phase of these training sessions took place at 13 of London’s EDs, with over 270 staff […]

SLaM’s centralised health-based place of safety evaluation 2018

12th November 2018

An evaluation of the sustainability and impact of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s centralised health-based place of safety model.  This second report builds on the initial evaluation of November 2017, to see whether original trends identified have been sustained, and whether there has been any additional impact or any unintended consequences since […]

Crisis care programme engagement reports

13th September 2018

Documents and a presentation providing the full picture of the engagement, public and professional, conducted as part of the London Crisis Care Programme. Overview of engagement activity including an audit of the key stakeholder groups involved (49 pages) Summary of public engagement (6 pages) Presentation offering an overview of the crisis care programme and the […]

HSJ Awards 2018 shortlist two mental health collaborative projects

7th September 2018

Two collaborative mental health projects supported by Healthy London Partnership have been shorted for the HSJ Awards 2018. The Met Police’s ‘Handover process for Voluntary Mental Health Patients in Emergency Departments’ has been shortlisted in the HSJ’s Patient Safety and Improvement in Emergency and Urgent Care categories, and  South London and Maudsley’s ‘Implementation of the s136 pan-London […]

Local engagement underway for crisis care proposals

26th July 2018

London Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) are now engaging locally on how to implement the London-wide model of care for people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. Health professionals working across London’s acute and mental health services are encouraged to get involved in the development of local proposals and use their experience […]

Winner HSJ Award: Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

10th July 2018

We are delighted to announce that our handover process for voluntary mental health patients in emergency departments, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, took home the Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E at this year’s HSJ Awards. The collaboration came together after a 2017 independent investigation into a London murder case concerning a mentally ill patient […]

Case study: London’s mental health handover form

18th June 2018

Some of the things we do might be small and simple but have a massive impact on people’s lives. For example, we worked with London’s A&E departments and police forces to develop a handover form, which has resulted in 83 per cent fewer people going missing from A&E when having a mental health crisis, compared […]