EMPAC roundtable on policing and mental health, 5th September

As part of the ongoing East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan https://empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/, EMPAC is pleased to announce a roundtable exploring approaches to mental health. Early discussions between Dr Claire Davis (University of Leicester) and Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Davison (Lincolnshire Police) have developed into a full roundtable to explore who does what and what is the role of policing.

In addition to Claire and Chris, fellow organisers are Michael Brown (College of Policing), Dr Laura Knight (University of Northampton), Dr Melanie Jordan (University of Nottingham) and A/Professor Kerry Clamp (University of Nottingham). This important roundtable brings together police professionals, partner agencies and academics from a range of disciplines to ask fundamental questions about the nature of police legitimacy, ethics and effectiveness of the current response to mental health. The aim of the event is to develop alternative ways of thinking about the role of the police in mental health and seek to influence policy and practice.

The event will take place on Wednesday 5th September 2018, between 10 am and 12.30, with a networking lunch between 12.30-1.30. Refreshments and lunch are free. Parking is available at a nearby pay and display car park.

This EMPAC event will be hosted by the University of Nottingham. Since delegate places are limited, this is an invite only roundtable. If you are interested in the event please contact melanie.jordan@nottingham.ac.uk.


STOP PRESS! here is the Roundtable post event report that highlights the key points and next steps, for those who were unable to attend. Even if you were unable to attend the initial event please get involved in continuing work on this key topic. See the EMPAC web for future events.

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