Welsh Government urged to boost mental health crisis care

Tivyside Advertiser: Christopher Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys. (4137442) Christopher Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys. (4137442)

Dyfed-Powys' Police and Crime Commissioner is urging the Welsh Government to commit to a new mental health crisis care initiative.

Christopher Salmon wants Wales to adopt England’s Crisis Care Concordat which aims to improve emergency support for those in mental health crisis.

Mr Salmon said: “People in Wales should not be denied the commitment shown to those over the border.

“I’ll be writing to Mark Drakeford, encouraging him and the Welsh Government to get fully behind the Concordat. I’d be a very willing partner in such a move.

“The agreement will help those with mental health conditions get the care they need when they’re involved in incidents - and will ensure police officers can focus on fighting crime.”

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