Care coordination, recovery focussed interventions, psychological, practical and emotional support, motivational interviewing, Mental Health Act expertise,
The service is for adults with a history of psychotic disorders and complex needs who may have had difficulty working with other teams or services and who may have had many admissions to hospital.
We provide a team-based approach with individual care coordination. There is a focus on recovery goals, regular medication reviews and help with a range of problems such as substance misuse, housing and benefit issues, emotional well being and extra support in times of crisis.
Flexibility around visits and frequency of contact
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 020 3317 6333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.