Street triage teams

This involves a qualified mental health nurse working alongside local police 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. Referrals to the service are made by the police. 

The service currently operates in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Coastal West Sussex and Northwest Sussex.