Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

"We commit to work together to improve the system of care and support for people in crisis because of a mental health condition are kept safe and helped to find the support they need - whatever the circumstances in which they first need help - and from whichever service they turn to first."

Crisis Care Concordate. February 2014.

Improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health crisis.

Our role

Nationally the Government has put mental health at the centre of its programme of health reform. NHS England has been given a mandate to put mental health on par with physical health and has a specific objective to improve mental health crisis care.

The Trust are leading on developing a response to the Crisis Care Concordat objectives - developing an improvement plan with our partners, including Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmbs).

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have set out their expectations for the Trust in 2014/15 within the Urgent Response CQUINs.

Objectives within the CQUIN include establishing a Single Point of Access and identifying shared management plans for service users who frequently present at accident and emergency or other emergency / urgent care services.

For more details including a list of partners within the Concordat, visit the website