We have seen some great successes in how people with mental health issues are treated and supported within West Yorkshire, whether they are victims or suspected perpetrators of a crime. Liaison and diversion services, and mental health triage support for police officers called to incidents are two examples. We need to support such work to reduce the risk of people with mental health issues committing or becoming victims of crime. Through the West Yorkshire Criminal Justice and Mental Health Forum I will make sure that partners are working together and look for opportunities to divert people from offending at the earliest stage.
Mental Health Priority Plan
So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.
These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.
We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.