How our service can help you
The services provides assessment and short term treatment in the community for people who might otherwise need admission to an acute psychiatric unit.
It offers support to those who have been in hospital and are ready for early discharge. Assessment will normally be in the individual's home or at an NHS unit. While the service user is receiving support from the team, they and their carers can contact them 24 hours a day, seven days week.
The team will provide intensive support and care during a crisis, according to an agreed plan of care. The care plan will include the location where the team will meet the individual, how often the visits will happen, interventions needed, contact details, medication/treatment information, and the needs of families/carers.
The team can support with medication reviews, safety planning, crisis and relapse prevention planning, brief psychological interventions such as behavioural activation and distress tolerance skills. Treatment is home based to keep disruption to everyday life to a minimum.
Contact the service
T: 01223 219593
T: 01733 776029
- Business Hours/Visiting Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year
A 24-hour / seven-day-a-week community based team providing assessment and home treatment as appropriate for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Referrals to the team are made by other mental health services including the First Response Service.
How to cancel your appointment
Please call the team to cancel your appointment.
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
At Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, we value the often life-long support carers provide and recognise them as equal care partners. We want to offer as much guidance and reassurance as possible, to help you in your caring role. You can find general information and support for adult carers, young carers and parent carers by following this link.