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Adult & Specialist Mental Health Directorate formed by merger of Adult and Specialist directorates. Services are diverse in size and specification and are aimed primarily at supporting working age adults with a serious mental illness or disorder. 

Our Services include:

Primary Care Services include Primary Care Mental Health Service, and the Psychological Wellbeing Service which is the main provider of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Crisis Services include First Response Service, Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT), Liaison Psychiatry Services and the S136 Suite.

The Adult Locality Teams provide health and social care interventions for those with complex mental health needs.

Cameo is our early intervention service working with people presenting with first episode psychosis.

The directorate includes a number of adult mental health and specialist inpatient wards in the North and South of the County

Specialist services include Forensics, Learning Disability, Perinatal, Personality Disorder and Eating Disorder services and Individual Placement Support (IPS – focused on supporting into paid employment ) is embedded within many of our secondary care services.

The services are based across north and south in 4 localities – Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, and Fenland

Adult Eating Disorder Services

Adult Eating Disorder Services 

The service provides assessment and treatment to adults with a moderate to severe eating disorder within the community across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, and Norfolk.  The service also has a 14-bed inpatient unit for individuals seen in the local area and further afield.

S3

S3 Inpatient Ward

Who we are?

S3 is a specialist eating disorder unit based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, with 14 in-patient beds and 3 whole time day patient places. Our specialist multidisciplinary team offer treatment to men and women from age 18 – upwards. We have close links with the general medical staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and can access many of their services and facilities if our patients need them.

What this service does

S3 provide comprehensive, effective, and evidence-based eating disorder treatment in inpatient and day patient settings for adults from 18 years old with a severe eating disorder, within the East of England and further afield.

The aims of the Ward are to:

  • Offer comprehensive assessment, care and treatment which addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of individuals, and offer education and support to their families and or carers.
  • ·Provide the highest standard of care possible.
  •  Work alongside those within our care to support them to achieve their maximum potential within their strengths and abilities.
  • Tailor interventions to meet your individual needs.
  • To be open, honest, and transparent about your care and progress.
  • To treat people with respect and dignity.
  • Use a structured approach to care planning, delivery, and evaluation

 

Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Services (CAEDS)

Who we are?

Cambridge Community Eating Disorder service, based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, is a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, community therapists and an occupational therapist. The community team is based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and runs clinics in Huntingdon and Peterborough.

What this service does

The community eating disorder service provide triage, assessment, and NICE recommended psychological treatments for adults with a moderate to severe eating disorder registered with CPCCG GP.  The Eating Disorder Service delivers a range of evidence-based therapies for people with moderate and severe eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.

 

Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Services (NCEDS)

Who we are?

The Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service (NCEDS), based in Sprowston, Norwich, provide assessment and treatment to adults over 18 with a moderate to severe eating disorder within the community across Norfolk (excluding Great Yarmouth and Waveney). The team cares for patients whose primary diagnosis is a moderate or severe eating disorder.

What this service does

The community eating disorder service provide triage, assessment, and NICE recommended psychological treatments for adults with a moderate to severe eating disorder registered with CPCCG GP.  The Eating Disorder Service delivers a range of evidence-based therapies for people with moderate and severe eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.

Adult Mental Health Inpatient Services

Mulberry & Oak wards (3-3-3 Adult Inpaitent Mental Health Wards)

Our adult mental health inpatient ward 3-3-3 model is an innovative redesign of acute mental health inpatient care.

Time-limited inpatient pathways for assessment (#3 days), treatment (#3 weeks), and recovery (#3 months) replace traditional acute wards with medium to long lengths of stay. By making beds available, 3-3-3 aspires to improve access, deliver early treatment, and shorten hospital stays. Our focus is on providing care, which is structured, planned and beneficial in an environment which allows patients to be supported by a range of staff whose main goal is to empower and involve patients and their loved ones.

Mulberry wards are located on our Fulbourn site, Cambridge, alongside CPFT Trust headquarters and Oak wards are located at the Cavell Centre, a purpose-built unit, based on the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Peterborough.

Mulberry 1

Who we are

Mulberry 1 is our 11-bed Acute Assessment Unit based on the Fulbourn Site, Cambridge. Admission to Mulberry 1 would usually follow an agreement to come into hospital for a brief assessment period. And a stay on Mulberry 1 would usually be anticipated for up to 3 days.

What this service does

The Assessment units provide a safe environment for patients for whom a one off CRHTT assessment might not be adequate. Mulberry 1 will facilitate a thorough assessment of mental and physical health, risk, social circumstances, and treatment needs in a focused and robust way. Following the assessment which will be up to 3 days the team will discuss safe discharge back into the care of CRHTT, Locality teams or General Practitioners, or transfer to a Treatment ward for a period of further assessment and treatment.

Links

For more information on the Mulberry 1 please visit the link below:

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/service-detail/service/mulberry-1-47/

Contact Information: T: 01223 219589

 

Mulberry 2

Mulberry 2 is our 16-bed assessment and treatment ward, based on the Fulbourn Site, Cambridge. Admission to Mulberry 2 would usually follow a short stay for assessment on Mulberry 1, where the doctor feels a longer period is needed in hospital for assessment and treatment. Admissions under MHA can be admitted directly to a Treatment ward from the community. A stay on Mulberry 2 would usually be anticipated for up to 3 weeks, although this may occasionally be a longer or shorter time.

What this service does

Staff on the Treatment wards will focus with the patient on their needs and strengths, developing collaborative care and crisis/safety plans to decide what their immediate needs are and discuss appropriate and effective care. Treatment options will include social integration, education, group and individual talking therapies, spiritual needs as well as pharmacological interventions. Depending on progress, complexity and risk factors, patients will be discharged home to the care of CRHTT, Locality teams or General Practitioners. If patients remain too unwell to be discharged after a period of up to 3 weeks then staff will discuss with them a transfer to the Recovery wards for a period of recovery.

Links

For more information on the Mulberry 2 please visit the link below:

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/service-detail/service/mulberry-2-48/

Contact Information: T: 01223 219613 or 01223 219614

 

Mulberry 3

Who we are?

Mulberry 3 is our 16-bed treatment and acute recovery ward, based on the Fulbourn Site, Cambridge. Admission to Mulberry 3 would usually follow a period of assessment and treatment on Mulberry 2, where the doctor feels a longer period is needed in hospital to prepare for a return to the community.  A stay on Mulberry 3 would usually be anticipated for up to 3 months, although this may occasionally be a longer or shorter time.

What this service does

Recovery wards will support people with more complex issues, focusing on a recovery-based approach to meet patient needs. Patients transferred to Recovery wards will look at longer term recovery goals with staff and be given intensive support to achieve these goals. They will continue with interventions implemented on the Treatment wards and regularly review their progress with staff. Once the patients are at a point where recovery can safely be managed in the community, they will be discharged with the support of their General Practitioner. CRHTT and/or Locality Team support may be offered where appropriate.

Links

For more information on the Mulberry 3 please visit the link below:

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/service-detail/service/mulberry-3-49/

Contact Information: T: 01223 219506 or 01223 219614

 

Oak 1 – Treatment Ward

Who we are?

Oak 1 is our 16-bed assessment and treatment ward, located at the Cavell Centre, a purpose-built unit, based on the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Peterborough.  Admission to Treatment ward would usually follow a short stay for assessment on AAU, where the doctor feels a longer period is needed in hospital for assessment and treatment. Admissions under MHA can be admitted directly to a Treatment ward from the community. A stay on Treatment ward would usually be anticipated for up to 3 weeks, although this may occasionally be a longer or shorter time.

What this service does

Staff on the Treatment wards will focus with the patient on their needs and strengths, developing collaborative care and crisis/safety plans to decide what their immediate needs are and discuss appropriate and effective care. Treatment options will include social integration, education, group and individual talking therapies, spiritual needs as well as pharmacological interventions. Depending on progress, complexity and risk factors, patients will be discharged home to the care of CRHTT, Locality teams or General Practitioners. If patients remain too unwell to be discharged after a period of up to 3 weeks then staff will discuss with them a transfer to the Recovery wards for a period of recovery.

 

Oak 3 – Acute Assessment Unit (AAU)

Who we are?

AAU is our 13-bed Acute Assessment Unit, located at the Cavell Centre, a purpose-built unit, based on the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Peterborough. Admission to AAU would usually follow an agreement to come into hospital for a brief assessment period. And a stay on Mulberry 1 would usually be anticipated for up to 3 days.

What this service does

The Assessment units provide a safe environment for patients for whom a one off CRHTT assessment might not be adequate. AAU will facilitate a thorough assessment of mental and physical health, risk, social circumstances and treatment needs in a focused and robust way. Following the assessment which will be up to 3 days the team will discuss safe discharge back into the care of CRHTT, Locality teams or General Practitioners, or transfer to a Treatment ward for a period of further assessment and treatment.

 

Oak 4 – Recovery Ward

Who we are?

Oak 4 is our 18-bed treatment and acute recovery ward, located at the Cavell Centre, a purpose-built unit, based on the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Peterborough.  Admission to Recovery ward would usually follow a period of assessment and treatment on Treatment ward, where the doctor feels a longer period is needed in hospital to prepare for a return to the community.  A stay on Recovery ward would usually be anticipated for up to 3 months, although this may occasionally be a longer or shorter time.

What this service does

Recovery wards will support people with more complex issues, focusing on a recovery-based approach to meet patient needs. Patients transferred to Recovery wards will look at longer term recovery goals with staff and be given intensive support to achieve these goals. They will continue with interventions implemented on the Treatment wards and regularly review their progress with staff. Once the patients are at a point where recovery can safely be managed in the community, they will be discharged with the support of their General Practitioner. CRHTT and/or Locality Team support may be offered where appropriate.

 

Poplar Ward, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Who we are?

Our adult mental health inpatient ward 3-3-3 model is an innovative redesign of acute mental health inpatient care. Time-limited inpatient pathways for assessment (#3 days), treatment (#3 weeks), and recovery (#3 months) replace traditional acute wards. Poplar ward is a 6-bed male PICU located at the Cavell Centre, a purpose-built unit, based on the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Peterborough.  

What this service does

PICU supports our adult mental health wards with adult males detained under the Mental Health Act, offering short-term management of people in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder who cannot be safely managed in our Acute mental health wards. Our focus is on enabling patients to recover as quickly as possible, supported by a range of staff whose main goal is to empower and involve patients and their loved ones in care.

Community Mental Health Services

Huntingdon Adult Locality Team

Who we are?

The Huntingdon Adult Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team providing a Monday to Friday, 9-5 service to service users aged 17 and upwards, residing within Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and who are experiencing symptoms of moderate to severe mental illness.  Huntingdon Adult Locality Team is based at The Newtown Centre, Huntingdon.

What this service does

The team assess, provide treatment, and signpost to relevant services and support in the community. Huntingdon Adult Locality Team is a continually developing service, delivering interventions including sensory integration, coping skills, compassion focused therapy and Brief Psychological Interventions. Our practitioners provide assessments, psychoeducation, risk formulation and management, relevant aspects of social inclusion, recovery and working in partnership with service users, to develop care plans, safety plans and discharge plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

 

Fenland Adult Locality Team

Who we are?

The Fenland Adult Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team providing a Monday to Friday, 9-5 service to service users aged 17 and upwards, residing within Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and who are experiencing symptoms of moderate to severe mental illness.  Fenland Adult Locality Team is based at Agenoria House, Wisbech.

What this service does

The team assess, provide treatment, and signpost to relevant services and support in the community. Fenland Adult Locality Team is a continually developing service, delivering interventions including sensory integration, coping skills, compassion focused therapy and Brief Psychological Interventions. Our practitioners provide assessments, psychoeducation, risk formulation and management, relevant aspects of social inclusion, recovery and working in partnership with service users, to develop care plans, safety plans and discharge plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

 

Peterborough & Borders Adult Locality Team

Who we are?

The Peterborough & Borders Adult Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team providing a Monday to Friday, 9-5 service to service users aged 17 and upwards, residing within Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and who are experiencing symptoms of moderate to severe mental illness.  Peterborough & Borders Adult Locality Team is based at The Old Town Hall, Peterborough.

What this service does

The team assess, provide treatment, and signpost to relevant services and support in the community. Cambridge Adult Locality Team is a continually developing service, delivering interventions including sensory integration, coping skills, compassion focused therapy and Brief Psychological Interventions. Our practitioners provide assessments, psychoeducation, risk formulation and management, relevant aspects of social inclusion, recovery and working in partnership with service users, to develop care plans, safety plans and discharge plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

 

Cambridge Adult Locality Team

Who we are?

The Community Adult Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team who provide a Monday to Friday, 9-5 service to service users aged 17 and upwards, residing within Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and who are experiencing symptoms of moderate to severe mental illness. Cambridge Adult Locality Team is based at Union House, Cambridge.

What this service does

The team assess, provide treatment, and signpost to relevant services and support in the community. Cambridge Adult Locality Team is a continually developing service, delivering interventions including sensory integration, coping skills, compassion focused therapy and Brief Psychological Interventions which were selected for showcasing at an international conference in Berlin.

Our practitioners provide assessments, psychoeducation, risk formulation and management, relevant aspects of social inclusion, recovery and working in partnership with service users, to develop care plans, safety plans and discharge plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

 

Links

Cambridge Network article 

Therapy teams find brief interventions make a difference | Cambridge Network

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (CAMEO)

Who we are?

Cameo (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Assessing, Managing and Enhancing Outcomes) is a mental health service for people aged between 14 and 35 years, who are struggling with distressing experiences like hearing voices or feeling paranoid. The early intervention in psychosis model is nationally prescribed and monitored by NHSE. We provide services across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Huntingdon and the Fens.

What this service does

We offer two parts to our service, those that may be at high risk of developing a mental health problem such as psychosis and those that may be experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We offer:

  • Psychological therapies
  • Medical consultation
  • Emotional support
  • Practical help with housing and finances
  • Support with education and employment
  • Physical health assessment with targeted interventions as required.

We also offer family and carer support and work with individuals and their families for up to two years in our At-Risk service and three years in the First Episode service. We hope to help people get their lives back on track and move forward in whatever ways they consider most important and meaningful.

If you or someone you know is struggling with hearing voices, feeling paranoid or having unusual experiences that can’t be explained and are distressing please get in touch with us. Intervening early can lead to a much better chance of a full recovery.

Early care supports recovery

 

Dual Diagnosis and Outreach Team (DDOT)

About the service

Dual Diagnosis and Outreach Team has an outreach function to decrease the number of hurdles under-represented groups have to access health and social care support. DDOT aims to redress inequality of access to mental health support for serious mental illness (SMI) patients in Peterborough.

 

Individual Placement Support (IPS)

Who we are?

Individual Placement Support (IPS) is designed to enable people with complex mental health problems to achieve PAID employment and enjoy a good quality of life through the benefits associated with paid employment, including independence, social inclusion, better recovery, and reduced health inequalities. IPS is backed up by a substantial international research base and is part of the required mental health services expansion via Long Term Plan.

What this service does

IPS offers intensive, individually tailored support to help people accessing secondary mental health services to choose and find the right job, with ongoing support for the employer and employee to help ensure the person keeps their job. IPS involves rapid job search in line with IPS fidelity model. Employment specialists can hold a maximum of 20 active cases (in line with fidelity); waiting lists are monitored and managed by the IPS Lead. The IPS Lead works with clinical teams to ensure referrals are appropriate.

 

Perinatal Mental Health Team

Who we are?

The Perinatal Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team of specialist mental health clinicians with bases in Cambridge and Peterborough, but also operating a service in Huntingdon and Fenland and covering 3 maternity units: The Rosie, Hinchingbrooke and PCH. The perinatal community mental health team operates 9-5 Monday to Friday, county wide.  

We provide specialist care for women with mental health problems who are pregnant or in the first post-partum year, or who are considering pregnancy. We provide services and operate across Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Fenland.

What this service does

Our service works to ensure that women with severe or complex mental health conditions who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or have a child under one, receive high quality, evidence-based specialist advice, assessment, and interventions. We provide specialist advice, consultation, liaison, and education to professionals who work with women contemplating pregnancy and during the perinatal period.

We offer a safe, empathic, and supportive service which holds women and their families’ experiences in mind. We work closely with our colleagues in maternity and health visiting, and across the wider community organizations, to develop a seamless, integrated service for pregnant and new mums. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health challenges in the local community and help reduce stigma. We offer specialist, comprehensive and collaborative assessments to women we take into our service which inform the treatment package we offer.

Links

For more information on the Perinatal Service please click on the following links

Contact information:

T: 0800 952 0060 (9am-5pm)
E: perinatalreferrals@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Exemplar

Who we are?

The Exemplar is a pilot of a system-wide, patient-centered model of mental healthcare aiming to ensure better overall care of people with serious mental illness in Peterborough by introducing a stepped model of care in Peterborough with wider access for people at the front end of the service which will help reduce bottlenecks at the highest and most expensive levels of care.

What this service does

Specifically, the exemplar aims to:

  • Strengthen relationships and links among local service providers to enable knowledge exchange and the provision of joined-up care. Investment areas include increased workforce in the Primary Mental Health Service (PCMHS) of the CPFT to liaise with local Primary Care Networks (PCNs), the development of a Health Connector Team to advise GPs and service users with mild-moderate mental health challenges, as well the improvement of relationships among local service providers, such as between mental health services and the third sector.
  • Develop new services to address existing gaps in service provision: this part of the transformation focuses on the creation of new mental health services, including the new Psychological Skills Services (PSS), the expansion of the Personality Disorders Community Services (PDCS), a new Dual Diagnosis and Outreach Team, a new pharmacist role and a new resources website (H.A.Y Peterborough).

 

Psychological Skills Service

Who we are?

Psychological Skills service is a multidisciplinary service working closely with other services, such as, PWS, PCMHS, PALT and PDCS, to offer specialist group programs and Brief Psychological Interventions (BPI) programmes aimed at fill existing gaps in service provision, eliminate repetition and delays in the service user journey.

What this service does

The service aims to deliver psychoeducational groups and structured short-term interventions based on current NICE guidelines for treatment of complex trauma, co morbid health and psychological issues, depression and autism. Clinical Associate Psychologists will also deliver structured, guided short term individual CBT based interventions.

 

Crisis Services / Front Door

Primary Care Mental Health Services (PCMHS)

Who we are?

The Primary Care Mental Health Service (PCMHS) is a multidisciplinary team of specialist mental health clinicians covering all surgeries in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  PCMHS promotes early assessment, treatment and/or onward referral in the community. It supports patients to focus on achievable goals and access local community resources.  Primary Care Mental Health Service staff see people in their local GP surgery, meaning they are in a familiar environment and reducing travel. The service aims to ensure those accessing services get the right treatment in the right place at the right time by the right person based on their need. 

What this service does

PCMHS provide specialist mental health advice and support in GP surgeries so that patients (age 17-65) with moderate to high mental health conditions receive help in a community setting and experience a more joined-up approach to care (from a mental and physical health perspective). Following GP referral, PCMHS can do a number of things such as refer individuals to other specialist mental health services, provide education about their condition, refer to a third-sector service, and offer advice and support on managing their wellbeing.

First Response Service (FRS)

Who we are?

The First Response Service (FRS) is an all-age community-based service which supports people experiencing a mental health crisis by providing immediate access to mental health care, advice, support, and treatment. Trained mental health tele coaches provide crisis assessment and support via telephone and specially trained clinical staff will utilise a range of psychological interventions to support people to manage distress effectively. Where the level of crisis and risk warrants it, face-to-face crisis assessment is provided wherever the person in crisis is situated.

What this service does

FRS offers a 24-hour service for people registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in a mental health crisis. Specially trained mental health staff will speak to individuals and discuss mental health care needs. They will visit to assess where risk indicates need and refer to relevant services. The service does not hold a caseload and will close cases following referral.

FRS can also access mental health Sanctuaries (non-health-based places of safety provided by CPSL MIND) in our 2 cities and in addition there are mental health professionals in the police control room (commissioned by Police & Crime Commissioner), ensuring a comprehensive community mental health crisis response.

Mental Health Response Car

Integrated Mental Health Team (IMHT)

Who we are?

Integrated Mental Health Team are specialist mental health staff based at the police force control room in Hinchingbrooke, providing frontline officers direct advice and support when dealing with someone in mental health crisis.

What this service does

This service provides an effective first point of contact intervention by the Constabulary and Mental Health Services which ensures the most appropriate pathways were taken for individuals in mental health crisis. IMHT staff talk to people in crisis, give support to the police whilst liaising with mental health teams in relation to police matters, support police on help with missing persons, domestic abuse cases, as well as advising operations and giving clarity to officers over the Mental Health Act.

"While this is only one part of the wider partnership response to improving the provision of support for people in suspected mental health crisis, it clearly enables officers and staff, who are often the first point of contact, to improve the way they respond." -  Cambridgeshire Police Commissioner

 

 “The team provides a valuable service to those in mental health crisis, as well as providing training and support to officers and staff in all areas of mental health. As we are seeing an increase in mental health related calls and incidents the support of nurses is critical.” -  Mental health policy coordinator

Liaison Psychiatry Service (LPS)

Who we are?

The Liaison Psychiatry Service is a specialist team of mental health professionals based within Cambridgeshire Acute Hospitals. The service provides assessment, treatment and signposting for inpatients at the acute trusts. The team also provides education, training and support to the acute trust staff. The service will cover patients aged 17 and upwards, as well as older adults. The liaison psychiatry staff assess and manage patients' mental health problems and use both medication and psychological therapy. The staff also work with patients' families and support other members of the multidisciplinary team to meet patients' emotional needs.

What this service does

The service sees patients in hospital who have a combination of physical and mental health problems, including both those who visit A&E or have been admitted to a ward. The team work with hospital staff to make sure people with mental health needs such as dementia, delirium and other persistent symptoms are supported. The aim of the Older People Liaison Psychiatry Service is to provide safe and efficient care and equitable access to services. By addressing psychological and psychiatric problems, which often occur concurrently with physical illness, physical outcomes are improved.

Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Who we are?

Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Teams (CRHTT) are multidisciplinary teams of specialist mental health staff who provide 24/7 care to service users experiencing an acute mental health crisis as an alternative to hospital admission. The teams, based at Fulbourn, Cambridge and the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, are embedded within an integrated acute care pathway and work closely with inpatient wards and The First Response Service to deliver seamless care. Accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (HTAS), the teams have a strong focus on delivering high quality care to service users and their friends and family. 

What this service does

CRHTT provide county-wide, time-limited, intensive support at home for individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis, working intensively with service users in crisis, undertaking assessments in the community and developing care plans. They aim to reduce both the number and length of hospital admissions and to ease the pressure on inpatient units. CRHT teams target those individuals in severe mental health crisis who would otherwise be hospitalised. They provide care for people in the least restrictive environment and with minimum disruption to their lives.

136 Suite (Place of Safety)

Who we are?

The 136 suite is a purpose-built facility for people who are detained by the police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. The team is based at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge.
The duty practitioner service runs the 136 suite and provides senior organisational management and leadership to the inpatient wards at Fulbourn Hospital, supporting the complex and challenging role of the on-call duty manager.

What this service does

The team provide a high quality and dedicated specialist service to those in mental health crisis, who have been detained by the police under Section 136 Mental Health Act, providing a ‘place of safety’ whilst potential mental health needs are assessed and any necessary arrangements made for on-going care

The suite serves the entire county of Cambridgeshire, which involves working together with partnership agencies such as Cambridgeshire Police, British Transport Police, East of England Ambulance Service and the counties acute hospitals and trusts.
 

Forensic Psychiatry & Criminal Justice Services

Forensic Psychiatry & Criminal Justice Services

These services are for adults (aged 17 +) who are high risk within the wider multi-agency criminal justice care pathway. The patients pose a significant risk of causing serious harm (usually physical/sexual) to others. This includes people who have been convicted of murder, manslaughter, rape, arson and offences against children.

Assessment and treatment is provided to the most risky individuals via a secure hospital route (s37/41 of the MH Act), transferred prisoner (s47/49 of the MH Act – restriction made by the Ministry of Justice) Secondary Mental Health or via police and probation.

 

George Mackenzie House (GMH)

Who we are?

George Mackenzie House, located on our Fulbourn site, Cambridge, alongside CPFT Trust headquarters, is a low-secure unit with facilities to care for up to 20 patients, both men and women, under the care of either the general consultant psychiatrist or the forensic consultant psychiatrist.

What this service does

We use a multi-disciplinary approach to provide holistic, collaborative, recovery focused care. There is a structured programme of therapy and recreational activities which aids in the assessment and treatment of each patient.

 

Community Forensic Team

Who we are?

The Forensic Community Teams based on the Fulbourn site, Cambridge and Thorpe Road, Peterborough, are highly specialist multidisciplinary teams who assess and provide specialist treatment and support to people with mental health issues in the community who pose or could pose a significant risk of causing serious harm to others. The service is countywide (excluding Royston and Oundle).

What this service does

Treatment is geared to safe management of risk, providing treatment, support, supervision of high-risk individuals in the community with a view to achieving optimal management of the risks posed by their mental disorder. Our treatment and support include:

  • Relapse prevention and recovery-oriented practice
  • Providing treatment and support to prevent reoffending
  • Help with accessing accommodation and benefits
  • Support in pursuing education, occupation, and employment
  • Enhancing social skills
  • Substance misuse work
  • Physical health promotion
  • Close liaison with family and carers, and assessment and support of their needs
  • Providing continuity of care between hospital and the community

 

Liaison and Diversion Services (LaDS)

Who we are?

The Liaison & Diversion Service (LaDS) identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they enter the criminal justice system, predominately in police custody and courts. The service can then support people through the early stages of criminal system pathway, refer them for appropriate health or social care or enable them to be diverted away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting, if required.

What this service does

LaDS work with people of all ages, providing assessments and sign posting for vulnerabilities such as mental ill-health or learning disabilities and drug and alcohol misuse with the aim of improving overall health outcomes for people and supporting people in the reduction of re-offending.

Support can include:

  • Vulnerability assessment in custody or place of individuals choosing
  • Bespoke court reports if required highlighting vulnerabilities and support required to attend court
  • Primary mental health treatment requirements for women                          
  • Signposting and referrals to other longer-term services.
  • Support to attend initial appointments
  • Liaising with other services such as GP, housing, drug and alcohol services, probation
  • Supporting those aged 10 years old and upwards with any vulnerability
  • Person centred support plans, with short term support (6-12 weeks can be offered).

 

Victim Pathfinder Service

Who we are?

The Victim Pathfinder Service helps people identified as victims of serious crime who meet the threshold for specialist mental health input. It aims to facilitate rapid screening, early assessment and signposting for mental health care. It provides advice and support to other agencies (Victim Hub, the Police and Women’s Aid) on the most appropriate approach to meet people's mental health needs. The team is based within different agencies around the region.

What this service does

The service aims to provide short-term mental health interventions to meet identified needs and signpost people to local secondary mental health services or other relevant agencies for support. They also develop and deliver in-house mental health training for staff in partnership/referral agencies working with clients who may present in a mental health crisis, due to their experience of being victims of crime.

 

The Fens Unit

Who we are?

The Fens Unit is a multi-disciplinary team at HMP Whitemoor, consisting of nurses, psychologists, an administrator, a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist. The team works with offender with severe personality disorders, who pose a significant risk to staff, self, property, and other prisoners.

What this service does

The Fens Service is a joint operation in which the prison and CPFT work together to deliver reductions in offending and improved psychological health for prisoners. The treatment programme offers individual therapy, Therapeutic Milieu treatment, a Personality Disorder Awareness Group, and various therapy groups. 

 

Offender Personality Disorder Service (OPD)

About the service

Cambridgeshire Community Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Service involvES training and supervision for agencies, who are in contact with offenders within the Criminal Justice System and providing a psychological informed understanding of behaviour through formulation. This involves developing formulations and assisting probation staff in managing individuals who are presenting with challenging and risky behaviour.

 

HMP Peterborough Primary Mental Health Team

About the service

The Primary Mental Health Team at HMP Peterborough aims to provide mental health services equivalent to those available in the community. The team run a service targeted at both primary and secondary care levels and works closely with general practice colleagues.

 

Learning Disability / Neuro Development Services

The Hollies

Who we are?

The Hollies is a specialist 10-bed unit providing assessment and treatment for adults with learning disabilities, aiming to assess the needs and risk, facilitate the specialist inpatient interventions and coordination of care for adults with Learning Disabilities within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to prevent where possible Out of Area placements The ward operates 365 days per year, 24 hours a day. Admission to the ward may be informal and/or formal under the MHA 1983. The ward is located at the Cavell Centre, a purpose-built unit, based on the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Peterborough.

What this service does

The Hollies provides specialist inpatient assessment and treatment for adults over 17-18 years old with a learning disability who have been identified as having additional complex needs and are at immediate risk to themselves or others or harm, neglect and/or abuse. The service supports recovery through a positive behavioural support framework approach and the Care & Treatment Review process.

Links:

For more information on The Hollies please visit the links below:

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/service-detail/service/hollies-acute-assessment-and-treatment-ward-189/

Contact information:

Reception

T: 01733 776058 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
T: 01733 776069 / 01733 776067

E: TheHollies@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Intensive Support Team (Learning Disability) (IST)

Who we are?

The learning disability IST is a multi-disciplinary team based in Peterborough providing support for adults (aged 17+) with a learning disability and complex needs. This service sits between community care and inpatient, linking to the Hollies inpatient ward and to the community provision for LD patients as per the section 75.

There are 2 pathways within the service:

1. Prevention of out of area placement and resettlement - facilitating the return of individuals with highly complex needs from out of area placements to suitable housing and support in Peterborough. 18 patients have been returned to Peterborough or moved out of long stay healthcare provision.

2. Crisis Stabilisation Pathway - Assessment and Treatment as an alternative to hospital admission; Responsive assessment; support gatekeeping of admission to the Hollies following Care and Treatment Reviews for Peterborough residents; Provision of intensive support as an alternative to hospital admission; Intensive support to facilitate early discharge from hospital

What this service does

The service works alongside other adult mental health teams to support people with a learning disability to remain in their community at a time of crisis, by offering additional mental health support, therapy and treatment. This may include:

  • Assessment and formulation
  • Risk assessment and development of risk management plans
  • Develop SAFE plans
  • Medication review
  • Care plan review and development – underpinned by relevant NICE Guidance and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) approaches
  • Coaching in, and modelling of, implementation of care plan interventions
  • Family/carer support
  • Provider training, education and support using a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach
  • Signposting to other services.

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic

Who we are?

The adult ADHD clinic is a specialist service offering assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with possible ADHD and for those with previously diagnosed ADHD. The clinic also offers pre-referral advice for GPs, such as medication monitoring and symptoms management. The team is a small MDT with clinics in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough. The team currently includes psychiatry, nursing (nurse prescriber) and psychology input. The assessment process is based on a collaborative clinic model securing a detailed personal and developmental history of the patient. The assessment covers neuropsychological, social cognition, mood and emotional parameters

What this service does

The service will provide a specialist assessment and diagnosis service for ADHD to the adult population of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (aged 17 years and above). The service will offer medication initiation and dose titration if the person choses to accept medication. Once titrated patients will be discharged back to their GP under the Shared Care Agreement and will be reviewed annually within the ADHD clinic. Patients in need of psychological intervention will be referred to the PWS service or in complex cases with co-morbid personality disorder to the PDCS service.

 

Autistic Spectrum Disorder – Class Clinic

Who we are?

CLASS is a diagnostic only service commissioned to provide Adult Autism diagnostic Assessments in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough localities (excluding Royston and Oundle). The Multidisciplinary Team is comprised of part time substantive highly specialist clinical professionals experienced in the diagnosis of Autism in adults. It has a programme of continual professional development and engages in national evidence-based research.

What this service does

The service employs evidence based diagnostic tools and protocols to provide adult autism diagnostic assessments. The process is based on a standardised clinical assessment model that is collaborative and responsive to Service User's needs. This includes a detailed initial screening. Full clinical assessment addresses personal and

developmental history: autistic features and impact, mental well-being, and further assessments when required such as neuropsychological, social cognition and mood assessments. The service makes key personalised recommendations for ‘signposting’ to further support through its diagnostic assessment reports to GPs and other appropriate referrers, with the Service User receiving a copy for their own records and use.

Darwin Nurseries and Farm Shop

Who we are?

Darwin Nurseries is a horticulture project and farm shop where adults with learning disabilities and mental health challenges gain the skills, independence, and confidence to take an active role in the community.

Our thriving farm shop is at the heart of the community and is staffed by our co-workers. We have more than 25 years' experience serving Cambridge and surrounding villages. Here we provide real work experience covering all aspects of working in retail, from customer service and till work to designing seasonal shop displays and ordering stock. Our volunteers are a vital part of Darwin Nurseries. They bring ideas, skills and enthusiasm that are invaluable. Many of the projects we have undertaken would not have been possible without our team of dedicated volunteers.

What this service does

Everything we do is about empowering and enabling co-workers to achieve their personal goals and explore their potential. Our focus is not on disability but on the ability of everyone to build their independence and gain work and social skills. Co-workers engage in a wide range of activities at Darwin. Activities range from animal husbandry, caring for our pigs, chickens, goats and rabbits to horticulture and farming, making hanging baskets and potting on seasonal plants plus sowing, growing, and caring for produce that will be sold in the shop and many conservation projects. 

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Personality Disorder Services

Personality Disorder Community Service

Who we are?

The Personality Disorder Community Service (PDCS) is a multidisciplinary, community based, (9-5, Mon-Fri) service for adults. The team delivers a time-limited group treatment programme to adults with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. There is a strong team ethos and approach, and we liaise with external organisations, GPs, and emergency services. PDCS provide services and operate across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with bases at The Old Town Hall, Peterborough and Chesterton Medical Centre, Cambridge.

What this service does

The service uses a range of different interventions, which include individual and group therapy. We use dialectical behaviour therapy, mentalisation based treatment and cognitive analytic therapy principles to engage and manage severely unwell patients with personality disorders. Clinicians undertake specialist assessments, offer treatment advice and signposting; risk formulation and management; daily emotional and crisis support; medication review and management and psychoeducation.

Links:

For more information on this service please visit:

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/service-detail/service/personality-disorders-community-service-44/

Contact Information:

T: 0800 368 7853

 

Springbank

Who we are?

Springbank is a 12-bed in-patient recovery unit for women with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) who are struggling to cope with the demands of life outside of hospital, despite the input from community psychiatric services.

Springbank ward is the only specialist personality disorder unit of it’s kind in the NHS. It has developed a pioneering approach at managing severe borderline personality disorder without the use of restrictive and coercive practices. It has attracted the attention of the national media and is one of the only positive stories by the BBC about an NHS ward in the last 20 years (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47393050). The aim of the team is to help our patients find a life worth living. We use a compassionate and recovery-focussed approach that combines psychosocial interventions and targeted pharmacotherapy to achieve this goal.

Springbank is located on our Fulbourn site, Cambridge, alongside CPFT Trust headquarters.

What this service does

Our ward provides an environment that offers 24-hour support with a strong recovery focus. Our aim is to help people improve their resilience against stress and their quality of life. We do this by teaching important skills, such as mindfulness, and offering evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

The unit provides a 1 -year admission pathway for the treatment of service users meeting the unit’s referral criteria. All service users are engaged in a fortnightly review of their care in meeting with the Senior Medical staff and multi -disciplinary team members. In addition, senior medical staff is available on a daily basis to address any issues between formal clinical reviews. The service employs a variety of recognised treatment approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, alongside psychosocial activity -based interventions.

Links

For more information regards Springbank please visit the links below:

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/springbank

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/springbank-testimonials

Contact Information

T 01223 219484 (Reception)

T 01223 219495/219496 (Nursing Office)

For referrals please email: springbankreferrals@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Psychological Wellbeing Services (PWS)

Psychological Wellbeing Services (PWS)

Who we are?

The Psychological Wellbeing Service (PWS) is a service set up to help those aged 17 and over who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, health anxiety, panic, phobia or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Psychological therapies are sometimes referred to as 'talking therapies' and involve exploring psychological difficulties that are getting in the way of how we would like to feel. Psychological therapy is a collaborative space to explore your difficulties in a safe and confidential setting.

What this service does

We offer sessions varying from around 35 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of treatment that is offered. The main treatment we offer is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and a range of different therapy modalities are used in the service wellbeing workshops. 

The service also works with people with long term physical health conditions (LTCs) including coronary heart disease (CHD), respiratory problems, chronic pain and diabetes.

 

Other Services

Staff Mental Health Service

Who we are?

The staff mental health service is a multidisciplinary team providing stepped-up mental health care for NHS staff working at local hospitals, mental health, community, and social care Trusts. Staff can access the service via referral from NHS Trust occupational health services, or their GP. Privacy and confidentiality of NHS colleagues is always respected, and a team guide can be checked on the website to ensure they are matched to someone they feel comfortable with.

What this service does

The multi-disciplinary team provides rapid psychiatric assessment and treatments, psychological therapies, and tailored occupational health support. The specialist team provides confidential care and support, tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences. This may include:

  • Psychiatric assessment and review
  • Psychological therapies
  • Occupational health support
  • Nursing input
  • Medication advice

 

Arts Therapy

About the service

Arts therapy connects and engages people by offering groups and one-to-one sessions with its art, music and dramatherapy practitioners. Art, music and drama can promote mindfulness, inclusion, co-production, independence, hope and optimism by celebrating strengths. It creatively facilitates nonverbal and verbal communication and establishes emotional connection which can reduce isolation and contribute towards health and wellbeing.

 

Family Safeguarding

Who we are?

We are an adult mental health team working within the family safeguarding service in children's social care. The purpose of the service is to support children on child protection, child in need plans, or when a public law outline has been issued.

What this service does

The aim of the service is to increase the safety of affected children working with other agencies, such as those involved with domestic violence, drug, and alcohol misuse. The service provides:

  • Timely mental health assessments to the parent in a mutually agreed environment
  • Works on the strengths of the parent, using motivational interviewing techniques
  • Develop a basic care plan with goal-based outcomes to measure progress
  • Provide brief interventions to support the parent to achieve their goals, within a timely framework
  • Share information (verbal and written) with professionals at group supervisions (a multi-agency meeting organised by the social worker), child in need meetings and child protection conferences

 

Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR)

Who we are

Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR) is a community-based specialist service for children and young people between the ages of 2-16 (or 19 if still in education) with an acquired brain injury.  team is interdisciplinary, which means it is comprised of different professions working together and so draws on a wide range of expertise including clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, an occupational therapist, a speech and language therapist, an educational psychologist and input from a consultant paediatric neurologist and a consultant neuropsychiatrist.

What this service does

We provide support and intervention after discharge from hospital at our clinic, in the community and at school. We provide neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people who present with a broad range of difficulties resulting from an acquired brain injury. We recognise the hidden impact that a brain injury can have on the young person’s and family’s life. We endeavour to develop a shared understanding of the young person's needs between the CCPNR, the young person and family, and school and any other professionals involved, to work together to achieve goals that are important to the young person and family.

 

As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

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