Turning Point responds to launch of new mental health triage service for police in London

News item posted: 19 June 2017

In response to the news that a new triage mental health service will be available to police officers in London, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point and Chair of the Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing said;

"I am pleased to see the Commission's recommendations being implemented. This is a much needed development and a step in the right direction towards parity of response for people in crisis. As the commission's report made clear we need all agencies to work together to ensure that people in crisis get the support they need, the police cannot do this alone.

My hope is that lessons from London will be shared and the successes replicated across the country to ensure an excellent response to those in crisis, wherever they may be."