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Joint Mobile Crisis Response Pilot Project – Made in Thunder Bay – 2019-11-04

The Joint Mobile Crisis Response Pilot Project is an innovative partnership between Canadian Mental Health Association – Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Police Service, and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Crisis workers partner with police to respond to mental health-related 911 calls. This presentation will highlight the Transfer of Care Protocol that was collaboratively developed between police, hospital and crisis response prior to the project launch. This agreement created a shared understanding among community partners about processes and protocols related to transfers of care between police, hospital and crisis response. This presentation will highlight early successes of the project since its launch by sharing data and lessons learned from the perspective of police, hospital and crisis response. Presenters will outline next steps for the pilot project, which include building upon the JMCR project infrastructure to enhance crisis services.

Presenters: Lisa Beck, Inspector Ryan Gibson, Evelyne LeBlanc