Law Enforcement and Mental Health SIG
The Law Enforcement and Mental Health Special Interest Group (LEMH SIG) aims to improve the outcomes of police responses to incidents involving people who may be experiencing a mental health crisis in the community.
The LEMH SIG adopts a “local problems, global solutions” framework, bringing together the combined expertise and practical wisdom of people with lived experience of mental illness and their carers/families, police officers, mental health practitioners, academics and policy experts.


  • Stuart Thomas Professor of Forensic Mental Health, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Amy Watson Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; President, CIT International
  • Dani Kesic Melbourne, Australia
  • Jennifer Chambers Executive Director, Empowerment Council, Toronto, Canada
  • Chris White Citizenship and Participation Officer, Mental Health Foundation, Scotland
  • Elliot Pinsly President & Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health Foundation



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