Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust welcomed new police recruits to its Moorside Unit at Trafford General Hospital.
The Greater Manchester Police officers visited as part of an induction week, designed to introduce the recruits to the communities they will be serving.
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Nursing, Gill Green, said: “We were thrilled to welcome GMP’s new recruits and Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, to the Moorside Unit.
“Our staff at the unit gave the Chief and the recruits a real insight into the service we offer and the people we help to recover.
“Close relationships with our local police officers are vital to the interests of our service users and do so much to break down barriers and the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities.”
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins for Greater Manchester Police said: “By familiarising themselves with the issues and diversity alongside their more experienced GMP colleagues the recruits will be better equipped once they are officially posted into their boroughs.
“As a police force we remain committed to keeping the public safe and this recruitment drive along with those planned in future reinforces our commitment to protect the communities of Greater Manchester.”