Welcome to my award-winning BLOG on policing, mental health and criminal justice. I’ve been doing this for over seven years and it’s been used over two million times around the World. Perhaps more importantly, it got me a job working full-time on the issues I write about and a chance to influence the laws, policies and policing in the United Kingdom – how exciting is that?!
- This is about the consideration to be given when supporting or encouraging someone to access support for their mental health on a voluntary basis; and when assessing the use of section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
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