Cumbria’s newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Peter McCall, has added his support to Mental Health Awareness Week, 16-22 May.
Mr McCall said: “I believe it is very important to highlight the need to provide care and services that make a real difference to people’s mental health and well-being in Cumbria, and ensure that people will be treated with dignity and respect at all times. This includes those with mental health issues that get involved in the criminal justice system.
He added: “We are committed to working together across the county to ensure that people with mental health issues are kept safe and given the support that they need, whatever the circumstances in which they need help.
“In order to help achieve these aims, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in partnership with others in the county, are in the process of implementing a specific project which we are confident will begin to address this; we plan to announce more shortly.”