Home Treatment Team South Cumbria

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    Home Treatment Team - South Cumbria

    For people experiencing acute mental health distress, and their carers

    The Home Treatment Team (HTT) provides assessment and support for people experiencing acute mental health distress and their carers.

    The team, made up of different health professionals, can support people at acute hospitals, in their own home, at GP surgeries and police stations.

    If you are experiencing a crisis, the service can provide:

    • a mental health assessment, including Mental Health Act assessment where necessary
    • advice and support
    • finding the right support for you
    • support for those who care for you.

    The team provides care that is tailored to you.

    Who can access the service?

    The service is for people who are having a mental health emergency as the main problem.

    Service users who are an inpatient in one of the acute hospitals could also be referred by the medical team involved in their care.

    Carers can also contact the service with urgent concerns. There is a single referral line for the whole county. The service can be contacted on 01530 462500 and operates 24 hours a day.

    What will happen after the assessment?

    As a HTT service user or carer you can expect:

    • to have your needs assessed
    • to be partners in care and expect proactive and assertive support from all staff to jointly agree a plan of care
    • to include further support as required
    • to have a physical health screen
    • to be offered supportive interventions as needed.