Yesterday, we led a workshop between the SIM Essex team in Chelmsford and the SHIFT Team in Southend. These multiple team workshops are starting to spring up over the network as we build multiple teams in the same region.
We have started to standardise working practices across London and will be doing to same in both Devon and Suffolk in 2020.
Thank you to everyone in Essex who came yesterday, including Eastern Ambulance and the 111 Service. Three key decisions made in less than 2 hours!
We have made a 35 minute briefing video called 'The Way Forward 2020/22' which explains all the services that we will be providing our teams in 2020 and beyond.
If you are a senior leader, officer or commissioner leading mental health crisis care, across any of the emergency or urgent care services, then this video has been made for you.
To access the video, please email: email@example.com
Congratulations to Devon Partnership NHS and Devon and Cornwall Police who today completed their national training course. Their new team launches on Monday and will partner up with the team in Plymouth that went live 3 weeks ago.
Thanks to South West Academic Health Science Network for their assistance in launching both of these teams.
Following the launch of the first Yorkshire based team In Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 2018, we are excited to announce that a second team will be launching in Wakefield, West Yorkshire in February 2020. A third team also looks likely in York, North Yorkshire shortly after in 2020. More to follow...
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Our newest team launched this afternoon in Plymouth.
Thanks to all involved in this project. Some incredibly passionate people wanting to change the narrative on high intensity mental health policing and patient care.
The next team launch is in Barnstaple, north Devon in 2 weeks!
We are delighted to announce that we have finally reached a significant project milestone. SIM is now operational in all 9 Mental Health trusts across London!
We are so, so grateful to all the staff from the 10 key organisations involved.
There are still many more teams to launch and each team within each borough will continue to build and grow but we wanted to publicly thank everyone involved, at the end of such a significant week for this mental health innovation.
Thank you - thank you - thank you
Network National Team.
There are so many passionate people behind the scenes ensuring that the SIM model of care is effectively delivered on the ground. No more so than these fine people: Jon Garrett (SLAM NHS), Rachel Matheson (OXLEAS NHS) and Magda Berge (SW London & St Georges NHS) who have been with us from the start in 2017 when we first got together to plan the first pathfinder sites across London that all launched in April 2018.
Last night this team and the Met Police MH Team won an NHS 'Partnership Award' for their inter-agency teamwork in launching SIM.
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU to everyone involved in making SIM a success across our capital city.