April newsletter

The April newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams, including a look at the plans for the overall evaluation of the project. There’s more information on the mental health training package, including details of the talking head videos that have been produced. And you can learn more about the evaluation survey that …

Inaugural lecture by Sir Keir Starmer

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will deliver the inaugural North Yorkshire Police lecture next month. The lecture, entitled Investigating and prosecuting crime across Europe: The case for a collaborative approach based on justice and human rights, will be given at the University of York on 26 May. Since 2015, Sir Keir Starmer has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn …

Partners meeting

The latest Connect partners meeting took place on 4 April. There were presentations updating progress on all aspects of the project, particularly the various research streams: Alison Booth provided an update on the systematic reviews, and explained how a number of existing systematic reviews will enable us to produce a wide range of evidence briefings. Nicola Moran shared more details …

Political Studies Association conference

Martin Smith and Carlos Solar presented a paper at the Political Studies Association conference, which took place in Brighton from 21-23 March. The paper considered the consequences of austerity policies, the need for public services to restructure and become more efficient, and the specific impact of this on partnerships working to improve policing and mental health. A version of the …

March Newsletter

The March newsletter is now available. It contains an update on the work of the various research streams, including a look at the plans for the overall evaluation of the project. There’s also more on the work that has been undertaken on the first systematic review for the Connect project. And you can find out more about the plans for trialling a …

February newsletter

The February newsletter is now available. This issue includes an update on the progress with the various research streams. The protocol for the randomised control trial is almost complete, and will be submitted to the University of York Health Sciences Research Governance Committee for research ethics and governance approval. The business case for the research methods training has been finalised; the draft …

Focusing on mental health: York joins forces with North Yorkshire Police

The University of York has secured funding of £1 million to collaborate with North Yorkshire Police on new approaches to dealing with mental health problems. Part of the £10 million Police Knowledge Fund launched to encourage collaboration between academia and police forces, York is one of 14 successful UK bids. Each collaboration aims to increase evidence-based knowledge, skills and problem …