Feedback

Did you find the page you were looking for?
Did you find the information useful?
Rate this page (1 star poor – 5 stars excellent).
*Required field.

One in four people will have problems with their mental health at some time in their lives.

Mental health problems can affect the way you think, feel and behave. They can range from common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, to more rare problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Unsurprisingly this impacts on us and police forces across the country. Around 20 per cent of our calls for service in the West Midlands are related to mental health issues

To get targeted advice please select from the cards below before pressing the ‘see my options’ button.
You do not have to select a card from every category. Alternatively skip to the general advice.
No information is recorded unless you choose to report this to us.
Victim/Witness
I am concerned about my mental health
You are concerned about your mental health and wellbeing
I am concerned about the mental health of someone I know
You are concerned about the mental health and wellbeing of a friend or family member
I am concerned about the mental health of a stranger
You are concerned about the mental health and wellbeing of someone you don’t know
Concerns
Will a person be held in a police cell?
You are concerned what may happen to the person once you make the call
What is a ‘place of safety?’
You are unsure what is meant by the phrase 'place of safety'
Can someone be sectioned?
You are unsure what help and support the person may get
Can someone be supported without being sectioned?
You are unsure what help and support the person may get
I work for the emergency services and my job is affecting my health
Your job with the emergency services is negatively affecting your mental health