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Mental Health and Policing 2018

  • Mercure Cardiff Holland House 24 - 26 Newport Road Cardiff CF24 0DD United Kingdom (map)

Mental Health continues to constitute one of the top priorities in UK policing: as the Mental Health Act 1983 is under review and inquiries continue to report that more work is needed by both police services and partner agencies to improve responses and prevent unnecessary criminalisation of vulnerable people, the lack of accurate data and demand analysis undermines efforts to precisely understand the complex dynamics at play.

The Third National Conference on Mental Health and Policing will examine how we can improve our understanding of demand, including the non-obvious kinds of demand and will aim to demonstrate the need for greater and more accurate data collection, in particular to understand how diversity affects different demographic groups whilst vulnerable in contact with the police.