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England Offers Financial Support for Local Programs Serving People at Risk of a Mental Health Crisis

Country Correspondent: Molly FitzGerald

A new program in England will distribute GBP 15 million (USD 19.3 million) across 51 local projects supporting people at risk of a mental health crisis. The Beyond Places of Safety program seeks to reduce accident and emergency visits among people experiencing a mental health crisis by integrating health and care support with other services such as housing, improving partnerships with the voluntary and community sectors, and providing safe spaces for those in distress. According to Jackie Doyle-Price, the U.K. minister for mental health, inequalities, and suicide prevention, the projects “will provide a safety net for those at risk of mental health crisis and make sure they receive the care they need in a safe and secure setting.”

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Publication Date: November 7, 2018