Van to stop mental health patients being locked up

Mental health patients going through a psychotic episode are set to be spared time in prison cells by a new service

Van to stop mental health patients being locked up

13 Th January, 2016 Mental health patients going through a psychotic episode are set to be spared time in prison cells by a new service. Dyfed-Powys Police launched a pilot project in January 2015, where a triage van was sent to their aid. This has since prevented more than 100 people being kept in cells […]

Mentally-ill teenagers no longer to be held in cells

Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a “place of safety”.

Home Secretary Theresa May will announce later an overhaul of mental health laws in England and Wales.

The government review is also set to recommend adults should only be kept in a police cell as a place of safety in exceptional circumstances.