Torbay Council’s Vulnerability and Complex Needs Officer, plays a key role in linking agencies to ensure that mental health needs reach the most vulnerable. Seconded from Devon Mental Health Trust for a year, the post is co-located with police, fire, immigration and probation.

The work involves partnerships with a number of public agencies.

The Officer works with community nurses and a client’s own networks to support reduction in suicide risk and harmful drug use, and physical health concerns (e.g. leg ulcers). The role also helps link GPs and the police to ensure cases that need additional mental health support are able to access timely assessments and interventions.

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