Crisis Resolution / Home Treatment Teams
Our crisis resolution home treatment teams work with patients, who, without this support, would need to be admitted to hospital, or who cannot be discharged from hospital without intensive support. The service operates 365 days a year and enables clients who are in crisis, and not able to function at their normal level, to be supported in their own homes.
Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
This specialist service works with people aged 14-35 years who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis, no matter what the cause of symptoms, whether it is drug induced or related to a bipolar disorder or a primary psychotic illness. This intensive service is available to people with psychosis and their carers for a maximum of three years.
Psychosis is a term used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of contact with reality. Hallucinations, such as hearing voices delusions (false beliefs), paranoia and disorganized thoughts and speech are some of the symptoms that may be experienced. These symptoms can seem so real that often the person does not realize that they are experiencing psychosis. Psychosis also affects feelings and behaviour.
The service also works with people with low level psychotic symptoms such as, odd beliefs, altered sensations particularly in their hearing and vision, a family history of psychosis, fleeting psychotic symptoms and/or changes in their mental state.
Acute Adult Inpatient Service
The Acute Inpatient Service provides 24 hour treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting, actively engaging and involving people who are experiencing an acute mental health episode which cannot be managed in a less restrictive setting, owing to the degree of risk, clinical need or patient choice.