BTPA backs APCC calls to extend mental health support

BTPA support APCC seeking Nick Clegg’s backing for extension of mental health support.

Millie Banerjee Chair of the British Transport Police Authority said:

“Early intervention is the best prevention and I hope the government picks up on this matter of national concern.

“Suicide is on the increase nationally and is often something forces like the BTP have to deal with but, instead of being the final safety net, they are often the first.  We have worked closely with BTP and partners to ensure the right support is available but more needs to be done to support people earlier.

“Any proposal that would identify and support the most vulnerable early on surely makes sense socially and financially.”