Firstly, all organisations should beconnected – including police, ambulance service, emergency departments, mentalhealth providers, social services, children’s services (Angiolini, 2017)Then, police should go throughtraining for a better understanding of mental health and to increase „awarenessof how social issues and deprivation are linked to mental health and offending”(Fenge et al., 2014) so they can deal with mentally ill people better.Childrenand young people – Identifying mental health problems as soon as possible iscrucial, it can be very helpful and have an influence on offending rates(Bradley, 2009).Neighbourhood policing –It can be a very good opportunity for earlydetection of mentally ill, a chance for pro-active work, and police and localagencies should work together (Bradley, 2009).Custody –Police stations should not be used anymore as place of safety, there are moreappropriate mental health facilities (Bradley, 2009). When handling mentallyill offenders, face down restraint should not be allowed because it can havebad concequences for the person; when transporting mentally ill offenders,police vehicles should not be used (Angiolini, 2017). Screening protocol formental health problems should be more effective and regular (Bradley, 2009) andofficers should have an access to the person’s NHS previous records so thewhole medical intervention could be better (Angiolini, 2017).
Sentencing– Prison is not always the best answer for mentally ill offenders, it can maketheir condition even worse. Community sentences can have better and morepositive results like „improvement in clinical outcome, greater well-being andsupport”. But when the imprisonment is neccessary, offenders with mental healthproblems should get a proper treatment. Also, prison officers should get sometraining in mental health awareness.
After realising from prison, lot of peopleare not under supervision and that should change, it is very important formentally ill that they carry on with their treatment outside of the prison(Bradley, 2009).