New £15 Million Grant Scheme to Improve Mental Healthcare (England)

The Department of Health has launched a £15 million capital fund to better support people at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

The Beyond Places of Safety scheme aims to improve support services for those needing urgent and emergency mental healthcare. This includes conditions such as psychosis, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders that could cause people to be a risk to themselves or others. Bids must come from a local Crisis Care Concordat group. This is a national agreement between services and agencies involved in the care and support of people in crisis. As well as helping improve the provision of health-based Places of Safety for those detained under S135 and S136 of the Mental Health Act, applications can also be made to improve services for people who are vulnerable to or recovering from a mental health crisis.

The minimum grant available is £5,000 and bids must be submitted by 11:59pm on the 21st January 2018.

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