If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and is at risk of having to go to hospital because of it, our crisis resolution and home treatment team will generally become involved to try and prevent this happening.
The team provides our service users going through a serious mental health crisis help and support in the least restrictive environment.
This team is based in the community and provide quick access to assess you if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Following the assessment, we will stay involved until the care you need has been sorted.
A crisis is considered to be when your normal methods of coping are not working, and result in a rapid deterioration in your mental health and a need for psychiatric professional involvement.
To try and avoid you being admitted into hospital, the home treatment team can provide intensive home support for approximately six weeks. This will support any care that you may already be receiving from care coordinator or key worker.
Your treatment will involve an assessment, plan of care and any other interventions which we may be able to prevent you needing to go into hospital.
If you are already an inpatient in one of our units, we will work with you to try and ensure an early discharge and support you when you leave hospital.