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THE min­is­ter of state for care and sup­port vis­ited a cen­tre which sup­ports peo­ple experiencing a men­tal health cri­sis.

The Rt Hon Nor­man Lamb vis­ited Turn­ing Point’s Cri­sis Point ser­vice in Leven­shulme to speak with staff and ser­vice users about the role com­mu­nity men­tal health pro­vi­sion plays in im­prov­ing the stan­dard of men­tal health cri­sis care across the coun­try.

Cri­sis Point is a com­mu­nity-based ser­vice, of­fer­ing per­son­alised sup­port for those suf­fer­ing from a men­tal health cri­sis. It pro­vides a calm­ing en­vi­ron­ment for up to ten days for peo­ple experiencing a cri­sis.

Op­er­a­tions manager Gemma French said: “We are re­ally pleased to have been able to show Mr Lamb some­thing of the work we do. The pro­vi­sion of proper, spe­cialised men­tal health care is one of the most im­por­tant things we can do to min­imise the im­pact of crises, by help­ing in­di­vid­u­als in this po­si­tion to re­gain their health, get on with their lives, and min­imise the chance of a re­peat episode.”

Mr Lamb said: “It’s es­sen­tial that any­one with men­tal ill­ness gets the right care in the right place, which is why we’re in­vest­ing £120 mil­lion to im­prove care.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit the web­site at turn­ing-point.co.uk.

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