Police: Mental Health Services

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on improving access to mental health services in order to reduce the number of mental health related incidents attended to by the police.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

There are regular discussions between the Home Office and the Department for Health and Social Care on policing and mental health issues. In January, the Government announced an additional £2.3bn by 2023/24 to enhance mental health services, and to relieve some of the pressures on the police, as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

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