The portal provides access to a wide range of confidential talking therapy treatments and practical support for adults with common mental health problems, as well as self-help resources and where to go when experiencing a mental health crisis.
He said: “The idea for the cards came about when I was a sergeant in Dacorum after I dealt with a harrowing incident on the A41 just outside Tring, when a vulnerable young woman attempted suicide by falling from the bridge over the carriageway. She survived, but a lot of motorists saw what happened.
“One lady was so traumatised by what she had witnessed that she hid in undergrowth beside the dual carriageway, and I ended up taking her home to her family to ensure she was okay. However, I did not know where to signpost her for additional help to address the trauma and felt there was more that could be done.”
He added: “These new cards will help us deliver an improved service to members of the public working closely with health colleagues.”
Victims and witnesses of crime will be offered a referral to Beacon (opens in a new window), commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire to support victims of crime in the county.