Assessing the role, value and effectiveness of mental health triage: Operation Alloy

Matthew Callender, Sam Cole, Matthew Callender (Editor), Sam Cole (Editor)

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Abstract

Operation Alloy is an initiative involving a partnership between police officers and mental health professionals to deliver street triage services direct to people experiencing mental health distress. The rationale for this is to ensure a timely response for better outcomes to service users, and enhance inter-agency working to ensure individuals were directed to the most appropriate services relative to their need. This reports provides a review of the operation which has been achieved through (i) a literature review, (ii) statistical analysis of police records and (iii) semi-structured interviews with control room staff, police officers, and mental health professionals.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInstitute of Public Safety, Crime and Justice
Commissioning bodyNorthamptonshire OPCC
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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    Callender, M., Cole, S., Callender, M. (Ed.), & Cole, S. (Ed.) (2016). Assessing the role, value and effectiveness of mental health triage: Operation Alloy. Institute of Public Safety, Crime and Justice.