A mental health nurse (left) and a police officer (right) help a woman in crisis (concealed)
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On the road, helping people in crisis

Senior police officers are calling for change in the way mental health patients are dealt with in emergency situations.

In many parts of the UK, they are arrested for their own safety, and put in a police cell.

The BBC's Ed Thomas has been given access to a team in Cheshire, where police officers and mental health specialists work together to help people in crisis.

  • 14 May 2015
  • From the section Health
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