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Our adult services are available to people of working age (usually 17/18-65 years of age, depending on agreement with commissioners).


 

Adult mental health services include early intervention, acute and intensive care, crisis resolution and home treatment and personality disorder services. Specialist eating disorders services include acute in-patient care, community and day care.

How the adults' services teams can help you

 

Mental ill health is something that 1 in 4 adults will experience in their lifetime. For some people this might be a single episode of difficulties. For others it may be something they experience more often. Like any other health condition, mental health can vary in its severity and complexity, but for the individual it is personal and unique. 

In the first instance, it is important that you contact your GP. He or she will talk with you about the difficulties you are experiencing and the ways that you can be helped. This might include: self-help guidance, medication, counselling, advice on a healthy lifestyle, or a referral to our Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT).

Your GP may decide that you require further support for your mental health and refer you to our adult mental health services.

CPFT provides a range of services to help and support people with mental health conditions. These services are organised around “pathways” which describe how someone might be helped with the difficulties they are experiencing, and what they can expect from CPFT at each stage of their journey.

The pathways that CPFT provides are listed below. For more information on the teams that deliver these pathways please click on the links on the left-hand side of the page.

Pathway Disorder Treatments available Teams supporting the pathway
Affective Disorders
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Assessment and initial treatment advice
  • Care plan developed with service user 
  • Pharmacological interventions and medication management
  • Psychological therapies, mainly CBT, aimed at the specific disorder
  • Support for carers and families
  • Regular care plan reviews
  • Information and support with employment and activities of daily living
  • Advice on health and wellbeing
  • Crisis planning
  • Relapse plan
Community teams:
Early intervention (CAMEO) pathway
  • Psychosis
  • Help, advice, support and signposting
  • Focused specialist interventions including:
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Low-dose medication
  • Recovery formulation
  • Help to get back to work, college or develop social life
  • Family work
  • Support groups
  • Structured measures of symptoms and functioning
  • Two-year follow-up – continuous clinical assessment
Community team:
Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizo-affective disorder
  • Psychotic illness
  • Dual diagnosis/psychotic illness
  • Dual diagnosis where psychotic illness is the primary condition
  • Bipolar affective disorder with psychosis
  • Delusional disorder
  • Bipolar affective disorder with psychosis
  • Psychotic depression
  • Assessment and initial treatment advice
  • Care plan developed with service user 
  • Pharmacological interventions and medication management
  • Psychological therapies, mainly CBT, aimed at the specific disorder
  • Support for carers and families
  • Behavioural family therapy
  • Regular care plan reviews
  • Information and support with employment and activities of daily living
  • Advice on health and wellbeing
  • Crisis planning 
  • Relapse plan
Community teams:
Acute and psychiatric intensive care pathway including crisis resolution and home treatment
  • Adults with severe mental illness/disorder experiencing an acute episode or in crisis.
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Medical/physical assessment
  • Medication
  • Person-centred approach
  • Ward-based programme of therapeutic activities
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Aid to daily living support
  • Discharge planning
  • Home treatment and home visits in line with care plans.

Community teams:

In-patient units:
Personality disorders pathway
  • Personality disorder
  • Assessment and treatment advice 
  • Help, advice, support and signposting 
  • Risk assessment, formulation and management
  • Care plan developed with service user
  • Daily crisis support
  • Medication review and management
  • Psychoeducation
  • Time-limited specialist interventions including:
  • Mentalisation-based group therapy
  • MOHO-based goal setting group
  • DBT-based interventions for emotion regulation and distress tolerance
  • Relapse planning
Community team:

Eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Eating disorder not otherwise specified
  • Psychological/psychiatric
  • Medical assessment
  • Nutritional rehabilitation
  • Range of psychological therapies
  • Family counselling
  • Family workshops/couples' work
  • Carers' assessment
  • Community psychological therapy programme
  • Carers' support group
Community teams:

In-patient unit:

The page was last updated on 26 April 2016 by andrea.bateman.

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