Alongside the BMH Director Matilda MacATTRAM and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob JONES, delegates also heard from Minister of State for mental health, Norman LAMB; MP Charles WALKER who made such a valuable contribution to last year’s House of Commons debate on mental health, Chair of the Care Quality Commissioner, David PRIOR and then from Commander Christine JONES, the mental health lead from the Metropolitan Police.
Videos have started to emerge from this on YouTube and I wanted to post these highlights from Commander JONES’s talk –
She absolutely hits the nail on the head for me when she talks about the most important thing for police officers to work on – at all levels – is how we build adequate insight into and responses to the difference between fear and anger: something on which we need to build understanding.
You also need to watch this 20 minute summary video of the whole event –
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