Mental Health Training (14176_6)

Request

1. a) Are the Force’s police officers required to undertake training in mental health – i.e. recognising mental health, how to deal with persons displaying mental health issues?

b) If yes, could you please detail what this training includes and if possible supply a copy of the training materials / learning objectives or lesson plan? I am more interested in identifying mental health rather than restraining persons with dementia etc.

2. a.) Does the Force make clinical referrals e.g. to a GP, for persons who repeatedly offend due to mental health issues?
b.) if yes, does this include for persons repeatedly brought in drunk to “sleep it off”?

3. a.) Does the Force make social services referrals for adults who repeatedly offend due to mental health issues?
b.) if yes, does this include for persons repeatedly brought in drunk to “sleep it off”?

4. For persons who are detained drunk to “sleep it off”, is any support, guidance or other offered to them at discharge?

5. Could you please detail your procedure for discharging persons detained due to being drunk and to “sleep it off”?

6. In 2015/16, how many unique persons were detained to “sleep it off”

7. In 2015/16, how many episodes were there where a person was detained to “sleep it off”

8. What is the average / estimated cost to the Force of a “night in the cells” as a result of being detained to sleep off a drunken state

9.a. Are any clinicians (registered health care providers) employed by the Force?
b. Are any registered social workers employed by the Force?
c. If yes to a. or b, could you please details what role(s) this is for, e.g. provide a list of all relevant job titles and / or job descriptions. If to provide job descriptions would take in excess of the appropriate limit specified in the act, a report of job titles and headcount / working time equivalent positions will be gladly received

Response

Please find attached our response. Please note part of the information is not recorded by West Midlands police, therefore for those questions I have detailed a “ no recorded information held” response

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