REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

The Crisis Care Concordat Stakeholder Day on Wednesday, September 3 will see figures from Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Warwickshire meet at the headquarters of West Mercia Police in Hindlip.

The group is meeting to create a Local Declaration, which will agree actions to improve services for people suffering mental health problems in the area.

West Mercia Police’s head of protecting vulnerable people Detective Superintendent Steve Cullen said: ‘The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat Stakeholder Day is an opportunity to do our best to ensure that all relevant public services and partners support people with a mental health problem to help them recover.

“Everybody who signs this declaration will work towards developing ways of sharing information and working together to help front line staff provide better responses to people in crisis.”

West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore said it was important agencies worked together to support those who needed help.

“The stakeholder event provides us with the opportunity to engage with partners and develop plans to respond more effectively and provide the necessary care and support that those suffering from mental health issues deserve,” he said.

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