The new Community Mental Health Liaison Service (CMHLS) will replace the current primary mental health service (PMHS) in West Sussex and build on the existing expertise of the professional network currently working with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health conditions. Advice, risk screening and information sharing are key components of the new service.
The team will consist of Mental Health Practitioners located across West Sussex who are employed by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The Recovery Cafés – which are being launched by London based charities Hestia and CDARS open their doors on Friday, 7 April.
This innovative new service will complement the diverse portfolio of mental health services provided, supporting individuals in mental health crisis to reduce their immediate anxiety, formulating individual plans to support their mental health and thereby reducing the likelihood of requiring assistance from local accident and emergency services.
Parents and their babies can now access a new drop-in to meet with others and to talk to a specialist about their mental and emotional health.
The prop-in is for parents and babies under the age of one to meet and will be facilitated by a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Specialist working for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Along with changing the way appointments are made, the
service introduced text, postal and telephone reminders to reduce the number of appointments missed because they were forgotten.
Now the service is exploring the introduction of a text cancellation option for patients so their appointment slots can be offered to
others and they can be given an alternative more promptly.
Closure of Acute Day Hospital and expansion of Home Treatment Team including range of group treatments including art therapy, talking treatment groups and rolling programme of education and advice sessions.
ecovery staff in Milton Keynes are going “mobile” to check on the physical health of people with mental health conditions.
They are visiting patients from community mental health services at their homes to take various health checks, such as blood pressure, blood tests and discussing lifestyle choices at the same time as care co-ordinators visit patients to check their mental health.
The aim is to support people to adapt to the idea of having physical health checks in mental health services.
Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) provide a legal mechanism for competent adults to document care preferences and authorize a surrogate to make treatment decisions. In a controlled research setting, an evidence-based intervention, the facilitated psychiatric advance directive (FPAD), was previously shown to overcome most barriers to PAD completion. This study examined implementation of the FPAD intervention in usual care settings as delivered by peer support specialists and nonpeer clinicians on assertive community treatment (ACT) teams. Login at top right hand side of page using your SSSFT NHS Athens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
This quality standard covers community engagement approaches to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, and initiatives to change behaviours that harm people’s health. This includes building on the strengths and capabilities of communities, helping them to identify their needs and working with them to design and deliver initiatives and improve equity.
Tower Hamlets Early Intervention Service (THEIS) provides high quality, skilled care and support to adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis and their families. The Tower Hamlets Early Detection Service (THEDS) is an innovative team working alongside THEIS to identify and support individuals who are at high risk of developing psychosis, in order to bring down duration of untreated psychoses in the borough, build resilience and prevent development of symptoms where possible.
First Response service offers mental health crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to vulnerable people needing urgent crisis support. Accessed through a single phone number people in crisis can ring for help from trained staff, who can identify the most appropriate course of action.
It is fast approaching two years since Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust first launched the First Response service, which offers mental health crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to vulnerable people needing urgent crisis support.
LYPFT South CMHT has been progressive and innovative in their thinking. This is in terms of developing links with their third sector agencies in delivering Mental Health support in the community, through the evolving role of the Creative Practitioner.
The role of the Creative Practitioner is to work in a collaborative manner with users of services and community organisations, in taking a holistic approach to someone’s mental health needs.
The INTEGRATE approach is characterised by engaging young people through activities that they set up themselves and getting referrals through peers and friends. Psychological therapies are offered as part of the activity of the projects alongside help with practical problems such as housing, money and work. And the projects seek to ‘bridge’ young people out to other local services and bring about change in local communities more widely.
In January, new guidance was drawn up for police and healthcare professionals, outlining for the first time how and when police officers should be involved in physically restraining people in healthcare settings in England and Wales. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details
The increased complexity of community mental health services, and associated fragmentation of traditional dividing lines between services, has underscored the centrality of care continuity and coordination in modern mental healthcare. However, clarification of the key features of the care continuity concept has proved difficult and a consensus has not been reached. Login using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
Today, outpatient psychiatric care is commonly referred to as “medication management” and is often delivered in 15- to 20-minute visits by psychiatric care providers who receive little workflow support from technology or medical assistants. This Open Forum argues that this current state of psychiatric care delivery is a problem, comments on how psychiatry got here, and suggests that, through reframing and redesign, psychiatric professionals can improve care for those delivering and for those receiving this needed service. : Login at top right hand side of page using your SSSFT NHS Athens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
Southampton EIP service places a strong emphasis on improving referrals. All urgent cases are co-worked with the crisis team and there is a 10-day waiting time for routine assessment through a single point of entry. Support is also offered throughout the evening and weekends.
The service offers a range of additional services tailored to both the service user and their carer.
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