Decision details

Sutton mental Health Crisis Concordat Action Plan

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Updated action plan for information to the Health


George Platts, Head of Mental Health, Transitions, Community and Clinical Health, presented the report with Jean Daintith, Chair of the Crisis Care Concordat Group.


Member discussion focussed on issues relating to young people and the school community, and the opportunities offered by the Concordat. Councillor Jane Pascoe recommended that this work include school visits and pupil consultation.


Questions were also raised about the interaction of the mental health and justice systems and safeguarding issues. The Director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Lang, offered to invite Sinead Dervin, Head of Liaison and Diversion NHSE London, to a future meeting of the Board to discuss this further.


‘Health Help Now Sutton,’ was mentioned by Dr Brendan Hudson, Vice Chair, as useful to those seeking mental health advice.


The Chair highlighted the utility of social media campaigns, and their associated low-cost, suggesting the use of digital media to the Crisis Care Concordat Group.



1.    The progress made be noted and the future actions outlined in the report be supported.

2.    The updating of the plan on the national crisis care concordat website be agreed.

Report author: George Platts

Publication date: 21/12/2016

Date of decision: 05/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2016 - Health and Wellbeing Board

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