New £15 million grant scheme to improve mental healthcare
The Department of Health has launched a £15 million fund to improve the provision of services for people who are at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.
They are inviting grant applications from Crisis Care Concordat Leads, that focus on either preventing people from reaching crisis point in the first place, or helping to develop new approaches to support people who experience a mental health crisis.
The Beyond Places of Safety scheme is intended to improve support services for those needing urgent and emergency mental healthcare.
The scheme expands on Improving Places of Safety, which ran from 2015-17 and was intended to ensure that fewer people experiencing a crisis ended up in a police cell following detention under the Mental Health Act 2005. These numbers have fallen by 80% since 2012, and the additional investment of £15m will help to continue this positive trend.
Final bids should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 on Sunday 21 January 2018.