About Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) and the High Intensity Network
The SIM model of care combines the best clinical care with compassionate but consistent behavioural boundary setting to reduce harm, promote healthier futures and reduce repetitive patterns of crisis from impacting 999 and other emergency care teams. It uses specialist police officers within community mental health services to help support service users struggling with complex, behavioural disorders.
Paul, previously a police officer, has over 20 years lived experience of clinical depression, has been detained twice under s136 and was also arrested during the most intense period of illness in 2010, spending 14 hours in the same police cells that he used to manage as a custody sergeant. He has dedicated the rest of his career to the advancement of mental health related policing and to supporting the most vulnerable service users who need something different.