Mental Health Street Triage to take the social media spotlight

Mental Health Street Triage Bedfordshire Jul 16

The double-award nominated mental health pilot in Bedfordshire and Luton is set to take centre stage on social media in a Twitter-thon next week.

We will be joining the MHST team on Monday (27th March) from 3pm-1am Tuesday (28th March), showcasing the variety of jobs they respond to, as well as highlighting the integral part of emergency care it is already becoming.

EEAST Senior Paramedic Lisa Merkitt said: “We hope to highlight the positive impact this scheme is having to the people of Bedfordshire and Luton when they are suffering a mental health crisis. Not only do we try and make a significant impact on their lives, but we also aim to reduce hospital admissions in the area, something which we hope people will see through our tweets.”

Gail Dearing, Associate Director of Social Care for Bedfordshire and Luton said: “The introduction of the Mental Health Street Triage team means that people who are in a distressed state, or who feel frightened and unsafe, can be approached in a skilful manner. With all the key people involved from the outset, people can be managed in a calm and measured way to get them to the right help.”

If you want to follow on the day, follow @EastEnglandAmb or use #MHST on Twitter.

Published 24th March, 2017


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