We provide a rapid assessment of mental health crises and if necessary, our home treatment team provides an alternative to acute hospital admission.
Residents of Islington
Our team will provide a needs assessment which determines whether you have the sufficient access to basic supports such as food, shelter and finances before conducting a mental state examination and risk assessment. We have a psychiatrist, social worker, nurses and support workers who work together to help provide the best care possible. The length of time you can expect to be cared for by our team is dependent on your needs. We aim to care for individuals in the least restrictive environment but we may refer you to a Crisis House or hospital if necessary.
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.