Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Liaison - Isle of Wight

About the service

We are a team of trained mental health and learning disability practitioners and assistants that offer a wide range of knowledge, skills and advice to support people of all ages with MH&LD when in A&E, inpatients on the wards and the acute hospital site.

What we do

We are developing a 24/7 all age Integrated MH&LD Liaison Service supporting people attending St Mary’s Hospital.

The MH&LD Liaison Service specialises in the interface between the acute hospital services and MH&LD Services.

We ensure timely MH&LD need assessments are undertaken; developing care plans and adjustments with the person, their supporters and their care teams.

The team aims to reduce the length of stay for people with MH&LD needs, reduce frequent attendances and to proactively bridge the gap between MH&LD and physical health.

We offer support to people being cared for in St Mary’s Hospital who may be experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts / ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alcohol and drug related issues with our Inclusion Nurse, Kerry
  • Health Anxiety
  • General Anxiety (GAD)
  • Ongoing low mood and thoughts
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
How to find us

St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG

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