N8 PRP Policing Innovation Forum – Policing Mental Health: Improving services, reducing demand, and keeping people safe

November 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YW
Matt Butler

On the 8th November 2018, the N8 PRP will be hosting the fourth Policing Innovation Forum which will bring together key academics, police, and other stakeholders together to discuss contemporary challenges in policing and look to develop innovative, practical, and evidence-based solutions.

The theme for this year’s forum is responding to the challenges posed by mental health conditions, particularly focusing on:

  • How to deliver the earliest possible intervention at the lowest appropriate level to help promote recovery to those coming into contact with police presenting mental health conditions.
  • How to improve services and keep people safe while also reducing unnecessary or inappropriate contact with police by those presenting mental health conditions.
  • How to reduce repeat calls for service where mental health is a component, by focusing on identifying unmet needs and working with other parties and organisations to address them.

The Forum will also see the opening of the application period for the 2018/19 N8 Small Grants.

Provisional Programme:

9.30am      Welcome and Introduction
9.45am      Keynote – NPCC Lead for Mental Health, CC Mark Collins with Michael Brown OBE, the NPCC MH                    Coordinator
10.30am    BWC footage – Supt Dan Thorpe, South Yorkshire Police, Strategic Force Mental Health Lead
10.45am    Coffee
11.00am    Role Play for Actors Scenario – Andrew Calloway – Innovation
11.30am    Discussion
12.00pm    Lunch
12.45pm    Workshop 1
1.30pm      Workshop 2
2.15pm      Workshop Round-up, Next Steps, and launch of Small Grants 2018/19
2.45pm      Coffee, Cake, and Networking
3.15pm      Forum Closes

At this early stage, we are not taking formal bookings for the event. However, if you would like to register your interest in attending for when booking opens later in the year, please complete the following form:

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