Street triage

This involves a qualified mental health nurse working alongside the local police force out on call to make sure that people who need mental health treatment receive it as quickly as possible. An immediate assessment is carried out to determine whether the person should be held under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and if not, whether any follow up is needed from mental health, social or substance misuse services.

The service currently operates in Eastbourne, with a new service coming for Hastings and a pilot being developed in West Sussex.