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Mental Health

It is estimated that one in four people experience mental health problems at some time in their lives. Staffordshire Police are committed to working together with partners to make sure people get the help and support they need.

mental health words icon 2 Who to Contact

If it is your own mental health you are concerned about, initially you should contact your GP who should be able to assess the problem and decide the best approach to take.

Alternatively if you cannot get in contact with your GP and are experiencing mental distress or are worried about someone else's mental health you can contact the following:

North Staffordshire

For Staffs Moorlands, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent - 0300 123 0907

South Staffs

For South East Burton, Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth - 0300 555 5001
For Stafford (including Stone) - 01785 783033
For Cannock (including Rugeley) - 01543 431580
For South Staffs (including Wombourne and Codsall) - 01785 783030

The Law

The Mental Health Act is the Law in England and Wales that allows people with a 'mental disorder' to be admitted to hospital, detained and treated without their consent - either for their own health and safety, or for the protection of other people.

For more information please visit the Mental Health Care website.

Other areas for support and advice:

Brighter Futures provides support to those who require extra help to live independent and fulfilled lives.

Staffordshire Mental Health provides information and contact details about local organisations and projects within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Crisis Care Concordat informs how partners are working together in order to support communities of both Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Click Here for an introduction to articles and videos on mental health from the NHS. Includes where and when to get help, accessing therapy, and real stories of psychosis, schizophrenia and OCD.