Urgent and inpatient care

Home treatment

Our Home Treatment Teams (HTTs) provide community-based services to support people experiencing severe mental health needs and who require crisis support.

We will  work with you to help you manage and resolve your crisis through assessment and treatment in your home environment. We also support you being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, enabling you to continue your recovery at home.

We will work closely with you, your family/carers and social networks to provide intensive support and care. 
We provide 24/7 care with visits at home during the day and evening. Outside these hours we offer telephone support.

Redhills House

Redhills House in Exeter offers a welcoming, safe and friendly environment for up to five people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who need a short period of intensive support away from home.

Th house is open 24/7 every day of the year.

Our main aim is to help you manage and resolve your crisis through assessment and treatment in a homely environment, alongside our Exeter, East and Mid Devon Home Treatment Team

Admission to hospital

One of our overriding priorities is to provide the care and support that people need as close to home as possible. We are gradually increasing the range of services that we provide in Devon and the number of inpatient beds available.  We have recently started work on plans for a new adult mental health ward on the Torbay Hospital site and have also made arrangements for additional inpatient beds in the nearby locations of Plymouth and Taunton.

Some of the people we see may need admission to hospital, either as a voluntary patient or by being sectioned under a section of the Mental Health Act. We will try to maintain your care at home for as long as possible.

It is recognised that people recover more quickly if treated at home in familiar surroundings. When we’re experiencing a mental health crisis, sometimes being in hospital is the best way to keep ourselves safe and make sure we get the level of treatment we need.

People that require more intensive care may be admitted to our new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which opened in January 2019.

Admission to our rehabilitation and recovery ward

Some people may transfer to one of our Rehabilitation and Recovery wards (Ocean View and Russell Clinic). Here you will be supported in your recovery through a wide range of rehabilitation resources in a residential setting.