Update from the Beat Team

Alert message sent 14/05/2020 19:15:00

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* I hope you are all keeping well during these times. It’s pleasing to report that Melton Town South continues to experience no crime trends of concern however as restrictions have been slightly eased there are likely to be more people out and about some of whom make take that opportunity to commit offences. Remain vigilant and if you are unsure of anything that you think is suspicious then you can report this online, by ringing 101 (or 999 in an emergency).

* I know things have been difficult for many during the past few weeks and that can affect people in different ways, so I would like to draw your attention to a mental health support line that was launched earlier this month by the Leicestershire NHS Trust:

A new dedicated phone line for those who require urgent mental health support has been launched by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

It offers an alternative to NHS 111 and aims to help reduce pressure on other services, particularly emergency services, allowing us to focus on our COVID-19 response.

The new mental health Central Access Point (CAP) phone service, which is already live, links callers with call handlers and clinicians who can assess their needs and advise, support, signpost or refer them directly to the appropriate service.

It will help to provide assessments and early interventions where needed.

The roll-out of the service has been brought forward in line with a drive by NHS England and Improvement to ensure anyone with an urgent need has telephone access to NHS support, advice and triage.

Who is the CAP service for?
The 0116 295 3060 service is for people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before. It also support carers, stakeholders and health and social care professionals looking for information and advice.

Calls are answered by call handlers and triaged by a nurse who will assess the urgency and the caller’s need. If an individual requires an assessment, they will be referred to the appropriate service, such as a community mental health team or LPT’s crisis and home treatment team. The team is also supported by a consultant psychiatrist.

GPs¸social care providers and other agencies referring in to LPT services should continue to refer patients through the existing referral pathways.

The CAP phone service* is not an emergency service. Where people have immediate, serious and life-threatening emergency mental and/or physical health needs, for example if an individual has taken an overdose or is in imminent danger of physical harm, they should attend A&E or call 999 for the appropriate emergency service.

Information about national, local and online non-urgent mental health support is available on the LPT website

To end this message I’d also like to make you aware of a design competition that the Traffic Management Department are running for the children over the next few weeks, all details are on the attached poster. (I note the full address for the returns is not listed….. all entries are to be sent to Traffic Management, Leicestershire Police HQ, St Johns, Enderby, LE19 2BX).

Thanks for reading,

PC Barney Gibbs
Melton Town South

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