First meeting at Heathrow Airport


Today we met key safeguarding leaders from Heathrow Airport and the Metropolitan Police to discuss how best to protect people who are vulnerable, and often homeless within the airport perimeter.

We will be returning to develop solutions that will improve intelligence processes and safety partnerships across the UK.

First conversation in Wales takes place


We are delighted to announce that this week we met with senior leaders from key mental health crisis care organisations to discuss the future of crisis care. 

As a result, we will be returning to Wales soon to meet other leaders from across the country. 

Furthermore, we will be now working towards the launch of our first SIM team, led by Dyfed-Powys Police, in partnership with Hafal Health Board and Mind Cymru. 

More news to follow soon........

First team in Lancashire launching this week.


5 teams are being planned across the Lancashire Integrated Care System during the course of 2020. 

The first team will be going live this week in Blackburn. 

Teams 2 and 3 will launch in the spring in Preston and Blackpool. 

Teams 4 and 5 will be in Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness.

USA Team going from strength to strength


The work of our team in Minnesota, USA has just been highlighted on their local TV news channel. 

We are absolutely thrilled that mental health and policing teams are now combining all over the world to provide better, integrated care.

We are also supporting staff in Denmark, Norway and New Zealand as they assess the need for teams within their health and policing networks.

To view the USA TV report, click on the link below and scroll down.

Merry Christmas


Wishing all of our teams and service users a happy and safe Christmas.

Essex teams continue to strengthen


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!

Back in Teesside with the THINC Team


On Friday we spent the day on Teesside with their newly formed THINC Team. They have made some great progress since their initial training course in September. Lots of great high intensity care now being planned. Well done to everyone involved.

'The Way Forward 2020/22' Video Briefing is now available!


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:

Second team launches in Devon!


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.

Second Yorkshire team on its way....and a possible third


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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