The Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) provides a confidential support service to anyone who may find themselves caught up in an incident or event that is outside of “normal” life.
They are a group of trained volunteers who offer their time to help with emotional and practical support to people affected by a range of extraordinary situations. For example, road traffic accidents, bereavements, community evacuations, witnessing or being caught up in larger emergencies.
All team members are trained in Mental Health and Psychological First Aid, along with safeTALK and Asist skills for those bereaved by suicide. The team have also received training from other professional organisations such as Cruse Bereavement, Alzheimers Society and Suicide Bereavement UK
MIRT works closely with a number of professional partners, one of the biggest being North Yorkshire Police.