Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have been working with the West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion service since 2020. With West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion seconding staff from Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust into the Leeds Magistrates and Crown courts.
The West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion staff based at Leeds courts are registered Mental Health Nurses. With experience of assessing and working with individuals in mental health acute and crisis situations.
Bringing this experience, along with the knowledge of statutory and non-statutory services. Enables the team to work with partners to assess and support service users through the judicial processes, advising on support for individual’s mental health.