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Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team

Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team

Grianagh Court

Noble's Hospital

Douglas

Telephone:+44 1624 642860

Operational hours

24 hours service, 365 days per year

The Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team ('CRHTT') provides an Island wide accessible assessment and crisis response service for people who are experiencing significant deterioration in their mental health and/or an increase in their psychological distress which requires an urgent response to facilitate a resolution of crisis.

The CRHTT provides multi-disciplinary assessment and, if appropriate, offers home treatment as an alternative to hospital admission. Such home treatment can involve providing support or treatment to those people presenting in mental health crisis in the least restrictive environment and with the minimum of disruption to their lives.

Interventions are intensive and short term and are designed to return the individual to a state of positive mental health. Once the crisis has been resolved and there is an improvement in the individual's mental health, the CRHTT practitioners may negotiate with the individual (and if applicable their carers) to transfer their care to another part of the Mental Health Service.

The CRHTT accept direct referrals from the IOM Constabulary and Noble's Hospital, including telephone referrals from allied professionals, including GP's, third sector, carers and mental health inpatient units in respect of persons who have self-harmed or who are presenting an immediate and serious risk to themselves and/or others as a result of mental ill health. Teams within the Mental Health Service can refer individuals over the age of 16 who are experiencing a crisis related to their mental health.

The CRHTT will action agreed 'crisis plans' for identified Mental Health Service users out of normal office hours (9am to 5pm), including weekends and bank holidays. The team will support patients until their key worker returns to duty and may continue to offer assistance as part of a mutually agreed home treatment plan.

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