Crisis Point in Manchester hosts Open Day

News item posted: 19 June 2017

On Friday 25 July Turning Point's Crisis Point service in Manchester, which supports people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, will be opening its doors to the local community and healthcare professionals in the area.

The day offers a great opportunity to view the service and find out more about the support that is available. As part of the day there will also be a Q&A discussion with people who have used Crisis Point and other mental health services in Manchester who will be answering questions about their experience of accessing these services.

Turning Point's Crisis Point service provides an alternative to in-patient admissions for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. It provides intensive support to people in crisis over a period of 3-10 days, in which people can stay at the service, or up to 2 weeks for people to access one to one support who are not resident at the service.

Key to the support is enabling people to develop ways of managing their current crisis and managing future potential crisis triggers more effectively.

Due to be in attendance are local MPs Sir Gerald Kaufman, Mike Kane, John Leech and Jim Battle, Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Manchester.

Gemma French, Operations Manager at Turning Point Crisis Point, said:

"No-one should have to face a mental health crisis alone. At our open day we want to highlight the work being done by the Crisis Point team to meet the needs of individuals in mental health crisis in Manchester and demonstrate effective practice in crisis intervention. All are welcome to attend and find out more."

Where: Turning Point, Crisis Point, 24 Albert Road, Manchester M19 2FP

When: Friday 25 July between 10am and 6pm