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Introduce a fourth emergency service 'mental health rescue'

Submitted by Sarah Hilton on Monday 10th October 2022

Published on Thursday 13th October 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 13th April 2023

Current Signatures: 2,328
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Ambulance ~ Direct ~ emergency services ~ Fourth ~ mentalhealth ~ People ~ Police ~ Save Lives ~ The Police ~ Up

Petition Action

Introduce a fourth emergency service 'mental health rescue'

Petition Details

Introduce a fourth emergency service, "Mental health rescue".

To be able to respond to people in crises and help them.

People specifically trained in the area of mental health, thus helping the person in crises and freeing up other resources within the emergency services.

Additional Information

Having a Fourth emergency service for mental health should:

* Help the person with trained help that specialises in mental health.

* Save lives

* Signpost to other agencies only when absolutely necessary

* Free up resources for the ambulance service

* Free up resources for the police service

* Be specific and direct for the caller to ask for using the 999 service.

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