Caroline calls for Street Triage in Brighton & Hove

Calls for ‘Street Triage’ scheme for Brighton and Hove to be established – welcomes charity’s Concordat proposals 
Caroline has called for the establishment of a Street Triage scheme in the city.
The scheme sees mental health nurses accompany officers to incidents where police believe people need immediate mental health support. The aim is to ensure that people get the medical attention they need as quickly as possible.
The initiative would build on similar successful pilots around the country, including in Eastbourne.
Sussex Police are keen to participate in the Triage scheme and are currently in discussions with the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 
Caroline said: “The Triage scheme has been piloted around the country with real success. Sussex Police have shown a keen interest in getting started and it’s great to know that the CCG is supportive too. The need for this in Brighton and Hove is great – and it’s important the system is set up without unnecessary delays.”
She also welcomed wider calls from charity Mind for a localised Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat*** – a collaboration agreement between services and agencies involved in the care and support of people in crisis. It sets out how organisations will work together more effectively to ensure people get the help they need when they are having a mental health crisis.
Caroline said: “It’s essential that all local agencies are working together as effectively as possible on mental health support, enabling people to receive the right care - where and when it’s needed.”
  • ***To find out more about Mind’s Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, click here
  • To find out more about the Street Triage pilot scheme in Eastbourne, click here
  • To find out more about the Street Triage scheme nationally, click here
  • To find out more out Brighton and Hove Mind – a local mental health charity, click here


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