Slough's mental health team has been praised in a report unveiled at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday last week, writes James Bagley.

The Enabling Town Slough campaign, which works with people who have severe mental health difficulties, was mentioned in the 'crisis care pathway report' launched at Westminster by the Positive Practise in Mental Health Collaborative - a user led multi agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCG’s, Police Forces, third sector providers, front line charities and service user groups.

The purpose of their report was to show the best examples of crisis care across the country and highlight the importance of inclusive access, person-centred care, and getting the right help at the right time in the right way.

It also focuses on the importance of voluntary bodies and partner organisations in the community, working together alongside traditional mental health services.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, Slough Borough Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I was really proud to join Slough Council staff in Parliament for the launch of the National All Age Crisis Care Pathways report, featuring our suicide prevention services which support people with severe mental health difficulties.

“This builds on the national award we recently received and shows how we have some inspiring practise her in Slough, which we are always willing to share.”