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.
And a huge well done to these service users who are clearly making great progress.

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.

For more information, contact:

New Programme Reporting Tool now live


This week we have launched our Programme Reporting tool, which allows us to select and merge case data from multiple teams in the same region and analyse both quantitative and qualitative data.

We have just published our first programme report for our 12 boroughs in South London.

We will be speaking at a lunchtime NHS webinar on the topic of Mental Health and Learning from Covid


Supporting mental health post COVID-19: Learnings from the NIA.

Mon, 14 September 2020

12:30 – 13:30 BST



Our two SIM teams have been operating in Chelmsford and Southend since 2018 and 2019 respectively. 

Local system leaders are now looking to start two new teams in CastlePoint & Rochford as well as Colchester.



Great news from Cambridgeshire as they have announced that their first ever SIM team will launch on 1st July!

Thank you to all who have been involved in this project, despite all the challenges faced along the way.

Its Mental Health Awareness Week


It is Mental Health Awareness Week.

In these difficult times, it is extra challenging to stay mentally well. Isolation is a challenge for us all. We are social animals and need contact with other people.

This year's theme is KINDNESS so why not be extra kind this week and  make one of the following promises:

1. Contact someone you haven't contacted for a while, just to say hello.

2. Forgive someone who you need to forgive. Forgiveness is a great gift to give yourself as much as the person you are forgiving.

3. Ask someone this week about their mental health.

4. Talk about your mental health with someone...perhaps for the first time.

5. Cook a meal for your family and discuss mental health at the dinner table.

6. Make a mental health quiz and test your family one evening.

7. Discuss the phrase 'Bless others and you will be blessed yourself' (is kindness a two way process?)

8. Talk to someone in the street or perhaps in a queue...a complete stranger! Make conversation!

9. Tell someone at work you really appreciate them or admire them.

10. Look in the mirror and tell yourself 3 things you like about yourself.

As our amazing high intensity teams continue to support our most intensive crisis care clients despite the current pandemic,  I wish you all a safe, kindness filled week.


Network Director

First team launches in West Yorkshire!


We are delighted to announce that West Yorkshire Police and SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS have launched their first team in Wakefield this week! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the launch of this team.

We look forward to working with you all in 2020.

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