“British police dealing with mental health is a sticking-plaster solution that doesn’t get to the heart of the problem”

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Arabella Scantlebury identifies problems with the current funding and provision of mental health services and highlights the need for a more collective response to the current mental health crisis.

She writes:

“With an estimated 15-20% of police time spent dealing with incidents associated with mental health, it is important that police officers are able to identify people with mental health problems effectively. But being able to identify mental health problems is only valuable if there is a clear pathway to provide the necessary help. There often isn’t.”

Read the full article on The Conversation here