Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams

Our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams (CRHT) support you if you are experiencing a severe mental health need which could lead to an inpatient admission to a psychiatric hospital.

You will have been referred to our service for an assessment of your mental health as a matter of urgency. After this assessment we will make a decision with you as to whether you will be seen by ourselves or we will consider referring you to other services.

What you require in terms of guidance and treatment will be discussed with you and your family or those involved and you will be instrumental in telling us what will help you in your recovery.

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

How we can help

We will work closely with you, your family/carers and your social networks to provide intensive support and care. We help you to draw your own strengths and to learn different ways of improving and maintaining your mental wellbeing.

Where appropriate, we will also help you to access other services that could be relevant to your care, as well as reviewing your current medications and helping with social issues.

Whilst under our care you will have access to the team 24 hours a day, seven days a week for support and advice. Our input will be short term, intensive and is flexible to meet your current difficulties.

Where we will see you

We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We visit you at home during the day. Outside these hours we offer support by telephone and this service is available to you, family and carers. 

Our aim will be to see you at home. However, if it is more convenient for you to be seen elsewhere we can accommodate this request.

Some of the people we see may need admission to hospital but 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, with friends and family close by.

Who you will see

We are a multi-disciplinary team. You will see varying members of our team. We will try to maintain continuity but this may not always be possible. We take into consideration personal preferences when arranging home visits, as far as possible.

Supporting carers

To help with your recovery it is vital to work closely with your carers.

We provide carers with the opportunity to discuss their worries in relation to their role as a carer.

We can make a referral for a carer’s assessment and provide information about local support services for carers.