Turning Point’s Crisis Point service wins Mental Health Providers Forum Award for Crisis Care

News item posted: 24 April 2015

At the Mental Health Providers Forum (MHPF) Awards yesterday, Turning Point’s Crisis Point centre, in Manchester, was given the award for Crisis Care. 

The MHPF is the leading membership organisation for voluntary sector providers of mental health care, and its annual awards highlight the best in service delivery and practice for people with mental health issues.

Crisis Point is a community-based service, offering personalised support for those suffering from a mental health crisis. The service is an alternative to hospital provision and provides a calming environment for up to 10 days for people experiencing a crisis. While at Crisis Point, people benefit from a range of therapeutic interventions and other support to help them develop the skills they need to resolve their own crisis and manage future crises successfully.

Services like this, which are based in the community, have a vital role to play to play in improving the standard of mental health crisis care across the country, and can significantly reduce the pressure that can be placed upon emergency services and A and E facilities, if no such provision exists.

Tom Farebrother, Team Leader/Registered Manager for Crisis Point said:

“We’re delighted that the hard work and innovation of the staff here at Crisis Point has been recognised in the sector. Every day we see the difference that this service makes to people in crisis, their friends, families and carers, as well as the wider community. We really hope that this award raises awareness of the benefits that services like Crisis Point can provide.”