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East Kent's Alternative Place of Safety Workshops



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The East Kent Mental Health team are starting a new project focusing on an, out of hours, place of safety and they would like you to help.

What is a place of safety?

The Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 defines a place of safety as being accommodation provided by a local social services authority, or a hospital, an independent hospital or care home for people experiencing a mental health crisis, or any other suitable place where the occupier is willing to temporarily receive the person. This means anywhere can be a Place of Safety under the MHA as long as the occupier is willing to receive the person. There is no legal definition for a “designated” place of safety.

The East Kent Mental Health team are holding to workshops hear the views of people with mental health issues, carers and other interested people on what an Alternate Place of Safety in East Kent would look like, how it would operate and by whom. If you are interested in coming to the workshops click the link here! https://goo.gl/forms/lRSJpYl60nBV3EIa2 (this will open up a google form)

If you can not access the booking form and would like a paper copy sent through or have other questions, please email: EKmentalhealth.commissioning@nhs.net


This project is new and does not affect any other current local service provision. 


Next event

RBLI Information and Advice Day will take place on 13 Jan 2018

Location: Headcorn Village Hall, Church Lane, Headcorn, Kent. TN27 9NR