Category Archives: C – Support For Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems

Support For Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems

NHS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – LEEDS YORKSHIRE PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION TRUST (LYPFT)                                                                                         http://www.leedspft.nhs.uk/our_services

All referrals to mainstream LYPFT mental health services are made through the single point of access (SPA) 

Phone: 0300 300 1485   Fax: 0113 3056856   Email: referral.lypft@nhs.net

 

ACUTE INPATIENTS SERVICES – The acute inpatient wards provide inpatient services in a therapeutic environment to adults with severe mental illness.

Referral Criteria: Adults aged 18 and over with chronic and enduring mental illness experiencing an acute episode of mental ill health.

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Exclusions: People who do not present with above or people who would indicate use of acute alternatives eg. home based treatment or acute community day services.

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ASSERTIVE OUTREACH TEAM – Provide intensive medical and nursing care in the community for people who are severely affected by schizophrenia.

Referral Criteria:  Adults over 18 with a primary diagnosis of psychosis and who have difficulties engaging with mental health services. Referrals only accepted from secondary care services within LYPFT NHS trust.

Exclusions: People who do not meet the client group served

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COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS – Provide medical and nursing care in the community for people with severe mental illness and coordinate care for other complex health and psychosocial issues.

Contact: Through SPA (number above)

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INTENSIVE COMMUNITY SERVICES  – Operates over 7 days from 8am-9pm. This is an ageless service which aims to prevent hospital admission and facilitate early discharge. The service offers both unit-based and home treatment which is a flexible approach, focusing on individual and group therapeutic interventions. In addition this service will provide elements of monitoring e.g. Clozapine Clinics.

Referral Criteria: Ageless service for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. Referrals only accepted from secondary care services within LYPFT NHS trust.

Exclusions: If service users needs are solely related to substance misuse.

REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY SERVICE – The Rehabilitation and Recovery Inpatient Services specialise in rehabilitation and recovery work with people who have ongoing serious mental health issues which significantly impact on their health and social functioning.  All units offer individualised packages of care with regard to care coordination, catering facilities, therapeutic activity and re-integration to the community.

Referral Criteria: Adults 18 and over with severe and enduring mental health needs who are unable to manage without 24 hour nursing care or functional problems which poses significant risk the person or others in the community. Referrals accepted from any LYPFT service.

Exclusions: No exclusions but unable to take service users who pose an immediate risk of suicide or harm to other or who have no leave under mental health act or who are still in an acute phase.

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LYPFT SPECIALIST SERVICES –

Forensic Service
Provides inpatient and community-based mental health support to people who have mental health issues and are in, or have been through, the criminal justice system.

Prison In-reach Team
Provides a criminal justice liaison service, to care for people in prison who are identified as having severe and enduring mental health issues.

Self-Harm Mental Health                                                                                                  The Self Harm Team provides office hours psychosocial assessment ifor patients attending LGI or SJUH after an episode of self harm. Referral is by telephone to 0113 3927140.

 

ADULT SOCIAL CARE MENTAL HEALTH DAY SERVICES: 0113 222 4401            Lovell Park Centre, The Vale Day Centre, Stockshill Day Centre.                               Provide a supportive and welcoming environment to promote recovery & social inclusion. The service is provided through group activities, supported social sessions, and individual one to one support.

Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with severe & enduring mental health needs, and may have drug, alcohol substance use, and are experiencing social isolation. Professional referral (e.g. from health, voluntary sector services, CMHT’s, Adult Social Care etc) to Adult Social Care mental health day services central referral point.

Exclusions: People cannot attend whilst under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.

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ADULT SOCIAL CARE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING UNIT: Cottingley Court (LS11) – 0113 336 7727, Bewerley Croft(LS10) – 0113 336 7732, 144 Spen Lane THU (LS7) -0113 336 7878.                                                                                                                      Provides 6-8 month Tier 1 resettlement service with the aim of supporting people to live as independently as possible.

Service Users are offered self contained flat under a shorthold tenancy agreement with Progress Care Housing Association. Leeds City Council Adult Social Care provide 24/7 staffing on site. Services work collaboratively with service users on person centered, recovery led support planning, linking with existing and potential support networks, utilising specialist and mainstream resources. Each THU has a short term Respite flat – accessed directly through the THU’s – for which charges may apply. Each THU also has a Crisis Flat on each site [accessible only by the Crisis Assessment Team/Single Point of Access service/Intensive Community Services – 0300 300 1485].

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Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with ongoing involvement of a mental health professional and a formally diagnosis. PRIMARY: severe/enduring mental health with housing related support needs. CONCURRENTLY: Housing related support issues including homelessness; substance misuse; forensic service involvement; specialist involvement (including autistic spectrum services).

Exclusions: People with no formal diagnosis or formal mental health support in place; very high levels of substance use or chaotic/challenging behaviour; significant, active risk management concerns; those who are currently assessed as requiring long term supported accommodation (as services are time limited); those who do not currently engage with Mental Health support.

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ASPIRE – Early Intervention in Psychosis: 0113 200 9170 http://www.commlinks.co.uk/sites/aspire                                                                                                                                                 Aspire is the Leeds Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service. Aspire works with young people experiencing early signs of psychosis.

Referral Criteria: Young People aged between 14-35 with a first episode of psychosis. Can also work with diagnostic uncertainty where there is evidence of experiences that have psychotic features. The service offers a holistic assessment and treatment in the pursuit of an active recovery. The service accepts referrals from all sources but requires the individuals’ permission. We welcome telephone consultations.

Exclusions: People with psychosis, outside of the age range, experienced psychosis for more than 3 years (untreated) or 1 year if treated with antipsychotic medication

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COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES TEAM:  0113 224 3080
Helps people with mental health difficulties explore options within the community including support groups, drop-ins, employment/education support, sport and social and leisure groups.

Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with mental health support needs, who are experiencing social isolation. People need to be prepared to work with staff to explore and engage with suitable activities. Professional and self referral to Adult Social Care Mental Health Day Services central referral point. 

Exclusions: People cannot attend whilst under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. The majority of the support provided by the CAT team is within groups in public places, and therefore referrals would have to be willing and able to act in a socially acceptable manner. There is potential for limited additional support from CAT workers to enable this, otherwise co-working with other agencies may be possible.

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COMMUNITY LINKS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICE:  0113 262 0033
http://www.commlinks.co.uk/mental-health-support-service                                                The service works with clients and their carers to assess areas such as disability, identifying strengths, resources and hopes before making plans with the client to get the most out of opportunities to improve their quality of life.

Referral Criteria: 18 years and over; resident in Leedsareas including Headingley, Wetherby, Whitkirk, Moortown (full list on referrer info); willing to engage in support; expe riencing mental health problems. Referrals accepted from all sources.

Exclusions: Where support need is primarily arising from a learning disability or where individual unwilling to engage in support.

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COMMUNITY LINKS INTERMEDIATE HOSTELS: Alexander House – 0113  2188095, Brigid House – 0113 2649086, Octavia House – 0113 2715855. http://www.commlinks.co.uk/Pages/Category/hostels
Provide recovery focused support in a therapeutic environment, intensive rehabilitation and prevention support to people with severe and enduring mental health problems or personality disorders.

Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with enduring mental health needs, on enhanced CPA and under the care of a consultant psychiatrist or forensic psychiatrist; or under the care coordinated by the Personality Disorder (PD)  Network, people with high, complex or variable needs. This will include those defined as having a personality disorder or are challenging; involve drug and/or alcohol issues; or those who self-injure.

Exclusions: People in acute phase of illness or who need the security of an in-patient environment or forensic services, a primary diagnosis of drug/alcohol use or whose severity of drug/alcohol, or level of forensic history mitigates against communal living, not under the care of a consultant psychiatrist unless supported by PD Network.

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COMMUNITY LINKS – MALTINGS CLOSE: 0113 270 8354 http://www.commlinks.co.uk/maltings-close                                                                Maltings Close is a medium to long term service, providing practical and emotional support that enables and empowers service users to work towards recovery and greater independent living.

Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with a primary mental health diagnosis. Must be on CPA.

Exclusions: Non-engagement with service, risk levels that would impact on service users and service provision. Assessed on a case by case basis.

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COMMUNITY LINKS – OAKWOOD HALL: 01132359079 http://www.commlinks.co.uk/oakwood-hall                                                               Oakwood Hall is a twelve-bed dual registered nursing and residential care home for people whose mental health support needs cannot be satisfactorily met from other services.

Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with severe and enduring mental health health needs. Complex needs not easily met by existing services, reluctant to engage with services or experience frequent conflict with service providers, or be a risk through vulnerability or self neglect. Difficulties or a history of difficulties which exclude them from other services.

Exclusions: Where the needs of the individual can be met by another service, evidence of dementia, person has learning difficulties, person is experiencing an acute phase of illness, high level of physcial care is required or person has behaviours that could endanger local community.

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COMMUNITY LINKS – ROSE VILLA: 0113 2323341      http://www.commlinks.co.uk/rose-villa                                                                             Rose Villa provides shared living accommodation for five people for up to two years. It also provides satellite support to 12 people who are living independently in the local community. People are supported in their own homes but can also come to the project and access support and be part of the overall Rose Villa community.

Referral Criteria: Adults over 18 with a primary mental health diagnosis.

Exclusions: Non-engagement with service, risk levels that would impact on service users and service provision. Assessed on a case by case basis.

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LEEDS MIND WELLBEING SERVICE – 0113 305 5802       http://www.leedsmind.org.uk/view.aspx?id=3                                                                   The Wellbeing service provides a range of flexible support options for clients to use in order to achieve their goals. These include keyworking, befriending, counselling, Inkwell (creative arts) and self help work group.

Referral Criteria: Adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. Professional referral with risk assessment (except for peer support group work which is self referral only).

Exclusions: None, assessed on a case by case basis.

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PERSONALITY DISORDER CLINICAL NETWORK: 0113 8557950
http://www.leedspft.nhs.uk/our_services/PDC                                                                PERSONALITY DISORDER ACCOMODATION SERVICE: 0113 8557983                     http://www.commlinks.co.uk/personality-disorder-accommodation-support                        The Leeds Personality Disorder Managed Clinical Network is a city wide multiagency and multidisciplinary service that aims to work effectively with people who present with personality disorder, complexity of need and significant risk issues. It provides a range of different services to meet the needs of people at the varying stages of their journey in the recovery process. The Personality Disorder Accommodation Support Service provides housing and resettlement support to clients in the Leeds Personality Disorder Clinical Network.

Referral Criteria: Working exclusively with clients who have apersonality disorder diagnosis or have experiences/behaviours in line with this diagnosis. Clients must be care coordinated via the Personality Disorder Clinical Network and have existing accommodation needs to be referred to the Personality Disorder Accommodation Support Service.

Exclusions: People who do not have a personality disorder or have experiences/behaviours in line with this diagnosis.

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ST ANNE’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE – 0113 243 2537                                 http://www.st-annes.org.uk/in_your_area/West_Yorkshire/Leeds                                       The service offers 49 single tenancies within a range of shared supported accommodation. Our aim is to create a secure environment which respects personal privacy and promotes recovery, independence, abilities.

Referral Criteria: Adults with serious and enduring mental health problems who have a primary mental health diagnosis. Identified support needs have  been assessed as meeting the Fair Access to Care Services criteria by Leeds Adult Social Care. Applicants must be single and have no children who need to live with them. Applicants must not present a significant risk to staff, other clients or property. Referrals accepted from any source.

Exclusions: No automatic exclusions. Care and support needs will be assessed against the level of support which is available. This will include looking at patterns of abusive and aggressive behaviour and any incidents of arson.

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TOUCHSTONE COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM: 0113 216 2792                                   http://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/community-support-team/                       Offers one-to-one and group based support for people with severe and enduring mental health problems including (but not limited to) schizophrenia, personality disorders, and other combined problems such as substance use, learning difficulties or forensic history. The service will also work with people who may not have a formal diagnosis or who have disengaged with or not been able to access other mental heath services.

Concerns about mental health related crisis should refer to Support In Crisis And Emergencies. People with common mental disorders should refer to Support For Common Mental Health Problems. People with transient psychological symptoms related to intoxication or withdrawal should undergo assessment at a drugs treatment service (See Drug and Alcohol Services).