I’m going to have another period away from blogging new posts – probably a fortnight or so. This is partly to spend some time trying to make it more useable as a resource; partly to spend some time trying to get it more widely circulated and known about; and I’m coming towards the end of what I want to say and want to plan out what’s left to do.
I’m going to spend some time writing some very small posts reducing various mental health jobs for the police down to half a dozen bullet points or less, with links to the fuller posts containing explanations, legal references, guidelines, etc., etc.. I’m also going to revamp the Index, the FAQs and play around with the categories. Thereafter, I’m going to limit myself to one weekly post until I’m done.
Ultimately, this stuff will succeed or fail based upon the extent to which police officers (inc senior officers) want to get knowledge to equip themselves and it will always depend upon over-coming problems in the way mental health services are provided, which is outside the control of operational police officers. It is probably within the sphere of more senior officers than we realise.
I was interested to learn over the weekend whilst reading, that where police services engage proactively in partnership work at the right local level, mental health related policing demands can be reduced by 50%. WOW!
Thanks for the support you’ve given the blog by reading and / or circulating to colleagues and other organisations.