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Tackling mental health and speaking to local people on latest PCC community day

OTR

Visiting a young person’s mental health charity, hosting a public drop-in session and speaking with a local radio station were just some of the items on Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ latest community day agenda.

The PCC began the day with a visit to Off the Record (OTR), a mental health charity offering free and confidential advice and support to 11-25 year olds. The PCC spent the visit finding out about how the police and OTR can work together to better tackle mental health.

Over lunchtime, the PCC was invited as a guest onto Ujima Radio’s Wednesday Women’s Outlook Show. A variety of guests joined the PCC on the show to talk about current affairs including hate crime, leadership and representation in our workplaces.

The PCC then travelled to Bradley Stoke to meet with a local officer to hear about policing initiatives in the area to tackle the recent spate of Asian Gold burglaries.

This was followed by a public drop-in session in the Willow Brook Centre, where local people were able to put their local policing questions to the PCC and representatives of the local neighbourhood policing team.

Speaking after the drop-in session, the PCC said: “It is great to hear the views of local people and I had a number of very interesting conversations. I can only truly be the voice of local people in policing if I know what is happening in our communities.  Meeting local people, while out and accessible in the community, helps me to find this out first-hand.”

If you would like the PCC to visit you on an out and about community day email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk and you can find out where the PCC will be next visit the Events Calendar at www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

If you would like to find out more about Off the Record, visit their website at: www.otrbristol.org.uk

Posted on Thursday 24th November 2016
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