Greater support for people in mental health crisis

‘We need to do more to prevent people reaching crisis point and this can be done by “getting the right people, in the right places, at the right time”.

‘In practice, this means seeking interventions proven to work – whether they are new and innovative or tried and trusted – then putting them into use with the funding required for their success.

‘Community and peer support are crucial elements in the mix’, said Dr Galea-Singer.

‘Today’s mental health services are facing more complex cases: patients with multiple health issues. This makes service provision particularly challenging.’