News

SIM Dublin pilot funding approved!

07/04/21

We are delighted to announce that the Irish Government's Public Service Innovation Fund has approved the funding for the first ever SIM teams in Ireland.

We will be starting a 3 team/1 programme pilot in Dublin later this year.

SIM BTP Launch today!

29/03/21

We are delighted to announce that two SIM teams at the British Transport Police have launched today. They will support MH Trusts, police forces and ambulance services all over the UK to better coordinate crisis response for people who repeatedly present in crisis on the rail network, or who use the rail network to travel to their crisis locations. This will indirectly therefore also better protect the public and passengers from impact and harm. Thank you to Network Rail for their support.

SIM British Transport Police: Final preparations.

16/03/21

We are now in the final phase of team launch for two brand new SIM teams at the British Transport Police. These two teams will be based in London and Birmingham and will play a vital role in supporting SIM teams within territorial police forces and NHS Trusts to create high quality crisis care responses for service users who repeatedly use the rail network, either as a crisis location or to travel to a crisis location. Around 800 people repeatedly present in crisis to BTP officers on the rail network each year, often choosing extreme behaviours in order to seek help.

High intensity crisis care is a national problem requiring a national solution. 

A single MH Trust cannot keep its own service users safe. 

We all need to work together to enable the sharing of vital safeguarding information across health and 999 borders. That is why we are absolutely thrilled to welcome the BTP to the SIM family. 

Thank you also to Network Rail for the funding that has enabled these two teams to launch. We have just trained your two teams in the past week. You have some outstanding officers and staff now preparing to go live at the end of the month.

Defying Boundaries: LEPH Philadelphia 2021

16/03/21

Next week a global Law Enforcement and Public Health conference will take place, hosted virtually by the city of Philadelphia.

Our Network Director, Paul Jennings will be speaking on Friday 26th about how people in acute mental health crisis often cross local, regional, national and even international borders in distress (as he did in 2010). 

He will highlight the need for each country to develop a compulsory national crisis care plan system and for all information governance laws and teams to enable the sharing of life-saving information and vital intelligence.

In the UK, the High Intensity Network is leading this solution and will be launching HISAFE, the UK's first national mental health crisis care plan system by the end of 2021.

SIM Pilot Programme in Dublin, Ireland

16/03/21

We are currently working with Health and Justice teams in Dublin to secure national funding for 3 SIM teams in Dublin, Ireland.

Vicky's Journey to Recovery

11/01/21

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!

Copy and paste this link to see the video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8rUkUaxaM&feature=emb_logo

2021 Training and Webinar Programme

28/12/20

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.

Email: kimberley@highintensitynetwork.org

Christmas Message 2020

24/12/20

A Christmas message from our Network Director, Paul Jennings.

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More teams have launched in Lancashire

23/11/20

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:

Blackburn

Blackpool and Fylde

Preston

Lancaster

Second Team in West Yorkshire

16/11/20

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

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