Be the change: Ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care: Recommendations from the first international summit on urgent and emergency behavioural healthcare

NHS Clinical Commissioners, October 2018

Behavioural health crisis is a global problem. Behavioural health is an inclusive term that covers the emotions, behaviours and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self. It includes mental health, substance misuse and the physical consequences that result.  It calls for an integrated, systematic approach to behavioural health crisis care at the national level – this is seen as the only way to end the current fragmentation of care and makes 10 recommendations.

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