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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The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

‘support for families affected by deaths in state custody in the United Kingdom’

source: 4WardEver UK
published: 5 September 2015

The purpose of the Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is to ensure that families or their campaign groups across the UK can get access to small grants to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or assist them in engaging in other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives. Visit Facebook page.

The Memorial Family Fund has been established in remembrance of Mikey Powell and acknowledges the work and campaigning of the late Pauline Campbell.

Funds are available for:

  • Promotional materials (banners, t-shirts, badges, business cards etc)
  • For help with stationary, postal and related items or equipment
  • Help towards travel costs to events, inquests or conferences
  • Assistance towards the costs of counseling or therapy services
  • Support with essential household provisions and bills
  • Short holidays and family respite breaks

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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.

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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