Visit a turning point
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.