Glen Blackwell

WA
2020

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Glen is presently the Team Leader of W.A Health’s Mental Health Emergency Response Line(MHERL) having been engaged July 2023 to assist in rolling out service delivery changes post an independent systems review. Previously He has over 33 years policing experience with Western Australia Police Force, predominately frontline, with the past 7yrs working in rollout of WAPFs’ Mental Health Co-Response and becoming WAPF’s first and only full-time MHCR Trainer developing and deliver training for WAPF. His team was awarded the 2018 WA Police Excellence Award and 2018 Mental Health Commissioner’s Award.


Glen’s Churchill Trust Fellowship supported travel to Canada, USA, and the United Kingdom being able to embed with several Behavioural Health Crisis programs. This allowed him to take part in diversionary practices, training programs, non-law enforcement responses, reactive crisis Co-Response and proactive High Utiliser teams. His report is published on the Winston Churchill Trust (Australia) website. 


Glen policing Behavioural Health Crisis learning was the focus of his academic studies and writing in completion of a Master of Leadership with the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Glen recently presented his Fellowship Report in Detroit, USA at the Crisis Intervention Team International conference and recently ANZPAA #PC23 policing conference in Melbourne. He has been published internationally by Policing Insight and Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association websites and is scheduled to present a webinar to the International Co-Responder Alliance.


Glen has been further awarded inclusion into the Winston Churchill Trust Australia & University of Queensland joint “Policy Futures – Policy Impact Program” which will culminate in the publication of the Policy Futures- A Reform Agenda document and being able to attend Federal Parliament in early 2024 to present a policy platform based on his Churchill Trust research. His focus is establishment of a national triple digit Behavioural Health Crisis call-line.

Project

The Churchill Fellows Association of Western Australia Churchill Fellowship to establish diversionary practices for mentally and intellectually disabled persons engaging police

The Churchill Fellows Association of Western Australia Churchill Fellowship to establish diversionary practices for mentally and intellectually disabled persons engaging police

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