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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5th year anniversary vigil for Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah

Habib Ullah - 1st Demo provided by Saqib Deshmukh
published: June 2013

Habib “Paps” Ullah, aged 39, died on the 3rd July 2008 after he was stopped for a routine drugs search by Thames Valley Police Officers in High Wycombe.

On Weds 3rd July 2013 we will be holding a vigil to mark the 5th Anniversary of Habib’s death outside High Wycombe Police station between 5-7.30pm.

Five years on the family are continuing to fight to get answers and are close to concluding the CPS part of the process and remain hopeful of a criminal investigation taking place against the 5 officers who were at the scene.

We will be joined by the family of Philmore Mills from Slough whose father died in 2011 whilst being restrained by TVP officers in Wexham Park Hospital and the family of Zulf Shah who are waging an ongoing battle against the police and the authorities after years of racial harassment & anti-social behaviour in the town.

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