Our Acute Mental Health Teams provide intensive support for people experiencing an acute or ‘crisis’ episode during their mental illness. Also known as ‘hospital at home’, this service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We know that people usually feel safer, more relaxed and recover better when in their own homes. Even when very unwell, our support is there to help people remain independent and continue living as normal a life as possible.
Our team of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and support workers want to work with you to keep you out of hospital. However, if together we decide the best thing for you would be a short stay in hospital, we’ll make sure we find you a bed to get this support. From the start of your time in hospital, we will create a plan with you to get you back home ASAP.
Once a patient starts to feel better, no longer needing the support of our AMHT but still requiring ongoing support, they’ll be referred back to their local Community Mental Health Team.