The Waterloo Regional Police Service, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) have been involved in a partnership since February of 2013 to deliver enhanced mental health crisis services directly to those in need. Police officers attending mental health incidents can ask for a psychiatric nurse to attend with them, seven days a week. The Specialized Crisis Team (SCT) nurses offer direct assistance to persons in crisis, either with the attending officer or in many cases after they have relieved the officer from the incident itself. Learn about this excellent example of a effective partnership among agencies for the betterment of those in mental health need in our community.
Specialized Crisis Team – Psychiatric Assistance at Police Incidents – 2016-11-16