An investigation of mental health crisis care systems

This project will include:

  • A national mapping of acute and crisis care arrangements for people presenting in mental health crisis in England,
  • An exploration, at catchment level, of the success of crisis care arrangements in delivering flexible and effective crisis responses,
  • An investigation of the relationship between crisis care arrangements and inpatient psychiatric admissions.

​​​​​​​Findings will generate evidence on the impacts of a range of approaches to acute care delivery, including their effectiveness as an early intervention response and what approaches are perceived to work best, for which people and in which situations.