Justice Matters - mental ill-health and vulnerabilities

20 July 2017

The next MOPAC public scrutiny meeting will be held in the Chamber at City Hall 11:00am -1:00pm on 21st July, bringing together key partner organisations from the criminal justice service to discuss mental health and criminal justice in London.


  1. Welcome, aim and introductions
  2. Part One: The Journey Pathway
  3. Discussion (DMPC and Co-Chair)
  4. Part Two: Mind the Gap - Concerns and opportunities
  5. Discussion
  6. Summary of Actions
  7. Close 

This meeting is open to the public to attend in person or can be watched live.

Download the slidepack for this meeting.

Mental ill-health and vulnerabilities

We recognise that it is only by working in partnership that we will be able to make a sustained and positive difference for all individuals in our capital, particularly those with vulnerabilities. The challenges we face, due to an increase in demand for services against a backdrop of continuing public funding cuts, requires us to consider how we can collaborate to achieve better outcomes.

Addressing health inequalities underpins our commitments to victims and offenders. We can do this by improving services and responses from partners through system change for victims, witnesses and offenders with mental ill health who come into contact with the criminal justice service.

MOPAC continues to work on the Thrive LDN programme to support the Mayor’s wider commitment to raise awareness and respond appropriately to the needs of those with mental ill health.

Justice Matters will consider health partners response to Mayoral commitments to address inequalities linked to mental health and vulnerabilities and get clarity and updates from partners in respect of delivery areas aligned to the commitments in the PCP. It will also allow partners the opportunity to ask/request support from MOPAC and each other to achieve their ambitions within this Mayoral term.

We will hear from health partners and what they can bring to the overall ambition to improve the outcomes of victims, witnesses and offenders with mental health who come into contact with the criminal justice service.

Figures from the MPS and partner agencies

  • 1
    in 4 individuals
    will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime
  • £220m
    per year on services
    related to mental health by the London criminal justice service
  • 260
    average number of calls
    received by the MPS a day relating to mental health
  • 20%
    of calls
    related to mental health come from hospitals or mental health units

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