Any effort to reduce the amount of mental health-related call-outs facing Nelson police must be a collaborative one.
This from Rona Park the Executive Director of Nelson Community Services Centre. She’s proposed a street outreach worker who could team up with police officers.
But she says before any decision is taken as many as nine stakeholders need to work together to devise the right plan.
Park adds if a street outreach worker is to be employed that must happen for at least a year to gather data, look at the results and determine if if has achieved anything.