Mental health ‘street triage’ scheme launched in South Bucks

police & mental healthsource: Bucks Free Press
published: 14 September 2015

A new street triage Scheme has been introduced across South Bucks, which aims to offer improved immediate support to those suffering ill mental health who call the police in a crisis state.

Starting from today, a mental health professional will be attending evening incidents with officers between 5pm and 4:30am in the Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks areas in order to offer expert advice and make accurate risk assessments regarding the care of the patient.

Police hope that the scheme will provide an alternative to the use S136 of the Mental Health Act, which gives them the power to detain someone found in a public space, suffering from ill mental health, if they believe them to be a risk to themselves or others.

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Appeal launched – National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund on Crowdfunder 2 (Copy)

The Crowdfunder appeal closes at the end of October 2015

source: 4WardEver UK
published: 5 September 2015

The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund Appeal is now LIVE! Please pledge, share, comment. Help us make the lives of families and children affected by deaths and abuses in state custody feel just that little more supported.

The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is being developed in conjunction with the Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign, The United Families & Friends Campaign and Migrant Media. Organisers also acknowledge the late Pauline Campbell who died in May 2008.

The fund will be the first permanent national resource of its kind for those affected by deaths in custody, making small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the UK to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives. Continue reading

UFFC Annual Procession 2015

United we Stand

United we Stand

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a national coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK.

Assemble 31 October 12Noon at Trafalgar Square for a silent procession along Whitehall followed by a noisy protest at Downing Street.


Kingsley Burrell Campaign coach from Birmingham >

UFFC includes the families of Roger Sylvester, Leon Patterson, Rocky Bennett, Alton Manning, Christopher Alder, Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Ricky Bishop, Sarah Campbell, Mark Nunes, Paul Coker, Paul Jemmott, Harry Stanley, Glenn Howard, Mikey Powell, Jason McPherson, Lloyd Butler, Azelle Rodney, Sean Rigg, Habib Ullah, Olaseni Lewis, David Emmanuel (aka Smiley Culture), Kingsley Burrell, Demetre Fraser, Mark Duggan and Anthony Grainger to name but a few. Continue reading