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Michael BrownThis is a great post by @bethmatthewsz —
Shows the importance of respecting people’s decisions when they’re struggling, so as not to make things worse; also, pressure heaped on by systems can prompt fight or flight reactions —
Well said, Beth! 👊🏼
Since the Coronavirus Lockdown, charities have experienced a huge drop in funding which may threaten their critical services in the future. Pace for Primrose is an initiative by the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire to ameliorate some...
Michael BrownCharity fundraising is rapidly declining because of the lockdown —
I’m riding my April 2020 miles for @PrimroseHospice in Bromsgrove: already £150,000 down on normal income YTD, their demand is going UP.
Please consider a small donation to help them.
A family have described their 'weekend of hell' after they say a mental health crisis team failed to support their paranoid schizophrenic son.
Michael BrownMr Watkins said: "Kent Police were the crisis team."
Mrs Watkins said: "Every single police officer that came here - and they came here a lot - was fantastic ... the police phoned this morning to see how we're getting on."
Robert Reiner: the Bill got it right – what unites the bewildering miscellany of police jobs is the use of legitimate force
Michael BrownRobert Reiner’s “The Politics of the Police” was the first proper book I read as I applied join to new profession — nothing has convinced me in 22yrs he wasn’t completely spot on.
“Let's admit it: most police work does not involve catching criminals.”
These Regulations supplement the health protection regime found in Part 2A of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”) in the event that there exists a serious and imminent threat to public health from the virus known as...
Michael BrownOver the years, it’s been argued we shouldn’t criminalise MH patients by involving the police - fair enough.
Here is some NEW, non-MH legislation for a healthcare purpose (coronavirus) where the police have powers of detention and containment