This programme is no longer running.

The AHSN Network was involved in the Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project between 2018 and 2020.

SIM trains specialist police officers who then work closely with community mental health teams to support service users facing complex behavioural disorders.

The programme was being spread with NHS support when the AHSN Network become involved in 2018 – SIM was selected as one of seven adoption and spread programmes commissioned by NHS England. The role of the 15 AHSNs was to provide funding for the training of staff to deliver the project within local NHS mental health trust areas.

The AHSN Network’s involvement in the programme came to an end in March 2020, along with the other national adoption and spread programmes.

See the AHSN Network statement on SIM, published on 3 September 2021.