Policing and mental health: using research evidence to improve outcomes for all

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Police officers with North Yorkshire Police and academics at the University of York have been working on the co-production of evidence to help improve decision making at both policy and practice levels. The key aim of the collaboration is to improve outcomes for victims, suspects, witnesses or others who come into contact with the Police and who have a mental vulnerability.

Identification, recording, responding, reviewing and referring were the focal points for planning a series of systematic reviews. The process of discussing, scoping and agreeing questions provided a learning experience for all involved. Academics found themselves explaining research methods to police officers and in return finding out the day to day problems in practice for which solutions were needed.
The result is a series of systematic reviews and evidence briefings that examine the evidence, and gaps, on what works on a range of topics presented in ways to ensure the messages reach those who need to know.

This presentation will outline the learning from both perspectives of the collaboration; how the evolving reviews have been produced and the knowledge translated; and where it has been/will be used to improve outcomes for people who have a mental vulnerability.
Period27 Sept 2016
Event titleWhat Works Global Summit
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational