As first responders to incidents in the community, our hardworking police officers are frequently required to attend to people with mental health problems who are in crisis.
Through collaboration with the Queensland Police Service and support from Queensland Ambulance Service, West Moreton Health commenced the Mental Health Co-Responder Project (MH-CORE) in March 2017, to better meet the needs of people with mental health problems who are in crisis.
Mental Health nursing
Hear from Janet Brack on working as the Co-responder at Ipswich West Moreton Mental Health.
Visit the project page on the improvement exchange to learn more about setting up the service.
Do police-mental health co-responder programmes reduce emergency department presentations?
Gold Coast Health
Learn about the Mental Health Co-Responders program pilot within Gold Coast Health.