Vicky's Journey to Recovery


A lovely short video from Lancashire by a service user being supported by one of our teams. Congratulations Vicky for your progress so far. Inspirational!

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2021 Training and Webinar Programme


Our 2021 Training and Webinar Programme has been published today. If your organisation has yet to benefit from our online CPD training courses and webinar programme, please get in touch.


Christmas Message 2020


A Christmas message from our Network Director, Paul Jennings.

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More teams have launched in Lancashire


Three more teams have now launched in the SIM Lancashire project. This is a 5 team programme with only one more team to launch in South Cumbria. 

Teams are now live in:


Blackpool and Fylde



Second Team in West Yorkshire


We are thrilled to announce that West Yorkshire Police and SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be launching a second team in the next few months, in the Kirklees Borough of the county. 

This will be in partnership with the local Acute/A&E Trusts, the local AMHP teams and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Frequent Caller Team

Minnesota multiplies in number


We are delighted to announce that our partner project, the Coordinated Response Model in St Paul, Minnesota has recently expanded their programme from one team to three, with new teams now operating in Apple Valley and Rosemount.

New International Team in Norway


We are excited to announce that a new programme of work is under way in Norway. 

The first pilot of SIM will likely commence in the town of Haugesund in 2021.

This will be our second international partner. Our first launched in St Paul, Minnesota, USA in 2019.

A Message of hope on World Mental Health Day 2020


On the 10th anniversary of his suicide survival, a personal message for anyone with suicidal thoughts today from our Network Director, Paul Jennings.

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Latest Data from our shared data portal


The latest data from our new national data portal, that allows all teams on the network to track demand/cost data with standardised data sets and shared analytics.
The graphs show data for 59 patients.
The left hand graphs show the demand and cost caused by these patients in the 12 months before our teams start supporting them.
The right hand graphs show the de-escalating demand and cost in the first 12 months of our intervention.
Blue = Police data sets
Green = Ambulance data sets
Yellow = A&E data sets
Pink = Mental Health data sets
£1.3m+ less 999 & crisis resources were deployed in Year 2 than were used in Year 1.
Thankyou to our teams in Derbyshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, London and South Yorkshire for the data.

Most importantly of all....a huge well done to these service users who are clearly making great progress, learning new ways of coping, working more effectively with services and using critical care response teams more responsibly.

Have you experienced being detained by the police under s136 Mental Health Act?


A PhD student at Lancaster University is seeking to interview people who have been detained by the police under s136 of the Mental Health Act.

Interviews will be 1:1 with a researcher and all conversations will be confidential. 

You will receive £10 as a token of thanks on completion.

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