C1: High intensity mental health crisis: Developing a network of global solutions

Thursday, 3rd May
15:00-16:00

The High Intensity Network is an international network of integrated mental health and police teams all using the same multiple award-winning SIM model of crisis care from the UK. The High Intensity Network is an international network of integrated mental health and police teams all using the same multiple award-winning SIM model of crisis care from the UK.

The session will describe the model of care, how it helps to reduce demand on Police, Ambulance, Emergency Departments and Mental Health ward teams as well as helping service users find fresh starts in life, new identities and avoid the criminal justice system.

After this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand how their healthcare team can use the SIM model

  • Understand how to start setting up a SIM team

  • Understand the operational benefits of connecting with other teams around the world through the network that supports them


Paul Jennings, Police Sergeant – Hampshire Constabulary Mental Health TeamDr Bauke Koekkoek, Associate Professor of Social Psychiatry & Mental Health Nursing, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Bauke Koekkoek, Associate Professor of Social Psychiatry & Mental Health Nursing, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen