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Detention under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act in London: Pathways, Perceptions and Provision

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START DATE 10 October 2017
START TIME 04:00pm

Committe Room 2, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 10 October 2017
END TIME 05:30pm

Report on research into use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act in London

Arun Sondhi, Research Manager, Therapeutic Solutions will be reporting on the findings of recent research on the use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act in London.

People identified as having a mental health need within public places may be detained by police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and escorted to a ‘health-based place of safety’ (HBPoS) to manage their condition. Qualitative interviews examined how a person detained under Section 136 was taken to a HBPoS in London during 2016 from the perspective of people with direct or lived experience of mental health distress (n=58) and from front-line operational staff (n=196).

The process and pathways to a HBPoS were shown to be highly fragmented across London. Implications of the existing service delivery model is discussed.

This event is open to students, staff and the public.

Please book your place to attend

For further information please contact Dr Rachel Herring

This seminar is organised by the Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) at Middlesex University London.

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