It is estimated that one in four people
experience mental ill health at some time in their lives.
Mental ill health can affect males and females of all ages and
abilities and from all walks of life.
Just like physical illness, mental illness encompasses a wide range
of problems and complaints.
Hertfordshire Constabulary works
closely with partner agencies including Hertfordshire Partnership
University NHS Foundation Trust who provide integrated health and
care services around the clock to ensure the safety and security of
this vulnerable group of people and their carers. Further
information about their services can be found by visiting
Who to contact
If it is your own mental health you
are concerned about initially you should contact your GP who should
be able to assess the problem and decide the best way to approach
it. If your doctor is not able to help they will suggest someone
If you are worried about the mental
health of another person, including family and friends you can get
advice from your local Community Mental Health Centre or HCC -
Health and Community Services.
Details of support groups and
services for people with a mental health problem can be found on
the Hertfordshire County Council website hertsdirect.org Mental
If you think that someone may be a risk to themselves or to others,
you can approach the police for help by either ringing 999 if it is an emergency
or 101 for
You can also contact the
Safeguarding Adults Board to report a concern about an