Inquiry into acute and crisis care: report
An independent inquiry panel (which included Jayasree Kalathil) set up by Mind, the national mental health charity, has reported on the status of acute and crisis care services in England and Wales. After a year-long process of hearing evidence from hundreds of people including professionals, service users and carers, the panel concludes that, while pockets of good practice exist, too often people are turned away and struggle to find help. The report, Listening to Experience, calls for re-humanising crisis care and has made a series of recommendations.
Taking on from this work and further inquiries into crisis care in mental health trusts based on the Freedom of Information Act, Mind and partners are calling for an end to face down physical restraint. Please visit Mind's website for information on the progress of the campaign and other work around mental health crisis care.