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Leicestershire police officers get mental health training

Front-line police officers in Leicestershire are being trained to deal with emergency mental health care in the hope it will save lives.

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: "Often we can save lives just by the way a police officer talks to somebody."

The courses are designed to ensure members of the public have 24-hour access to mental health help and could soon be used by forces across the country.

  • 30 Jan 2013