The Integrated Mobile Crisis Response Team (I.M.C.R.T.) is currently comprised of 9 full time personnel. A team leader, 2 Psychiatric Nurses, 2 Social Programs Officers, 2 Youth and Child Clinicians and two Police officers, who provide coverage 7 days per week.
The objective of the Integrated Mobile Crisis Response Team is to combine front-line crisis response elements into a more efficient, responsive and interdisciplinary crisis response team that can attend to the full continuum of community crises irrespective of age, preponderance of addictions or mental health issues, or public safety concerns.
An Integrated partnership between police services, Child and Youth services, mental health and addiction services, promotes diversion from acute hospital resources, linkage to community service providers, and fulfill the requirements for a community-based mobile crisis response service. This is one of the five core components of a crisis/emergency response network cited in British Columbia’s Mental Health Reform Best Practices for Crisis Response/Emergency Services.