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Crisis resolution / home treatment teams

This service supports people who have a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, manic depressive disorders, or severe depressive disorder.  Some patients may also have substance misuse and alcohol problems (which is called a dual diagnosis).

Patients treated by this service who are having an acute psychiatric crisis of such severity that, without the involvement of the service, hospitalisation would be necessary.

Crisis resolution / home treatment teams

This service supports people (aged 25+ in Birmingham and 17+ in Solihull) with severe mental illness (for example schizophrenia, manic depressive disorders, severe depressive disorder).  Some service users might also have substance misuse and alcohol problems (dual diagnosis) with an acute psyhiatric crisis of such severity that, without the involvement of the service, hospitalisation would be necessary.

The service also provides support for those patients who are identified as ready for discharge but would need continued intensive support in the community.

Service users and their carers who are in the care of the service will have direct access to the relevant team via locally agreed processes.

Direct access will also be given to service users and their carers who are being cared for by the assertive outreach outreach and rehabilitation and recovery teams who are in crisis outside of established working office hours, as a potential fall back to presenting at local accident and emergency services.

 

 

Referrals can be made from:

  • General practice – currently via the community mental health team (CMHT) duty system during normal working hours

  • Out of hours services

  • Other primary care health professionals

  • Secondary care inpatient and community mental health teams (CMHTs)

  • Police stations and A&E departments