Who is our service for?
The Crisis and Home Treatment team is a tier 3 + service. This means that we offer specialist services to those children and young people whose needs (usually due to risk and / or severity of mental illness) cannot be met by lower tier CAMHS services. We operate 7 days a week, 8am -8pm, 365 days a year. The overall aim of the team is to reduce the frequency of tier 4 admissions, keeping children and young people at home with their families, where they are able to receive a specialist, intensive CAMHS support. The team aims to provide short term interventions up to a maximum of 6 months in duration.
How do we help?
By providing a timely response, we are able to respond to referrals within a period of days or sometimes hours. The Crisis and Home Treatment team works flexibly, tailoring packages of care to meet the needs of the clients. We are able to use an assertive outreach approach if this is required to engage the most hard to reach clients.
Who can refer into our service?
At the present time the team does not accept direct referrals from external professionals or self referrals.
During office hours
All referrals should be made to the Wolverhampton CAMHS child and family service, if a referral appears to meet the criteria for the Crisis and Home Treatment team, this will be passed to the team to consider. The team does not accept self referrals.
Out of Office Hours
Out of hours the Crisis and Home Treatment team covers the peadiatric ward at New Cross hospital, offering CAMHS assessments to those children and young people who have been admitted following an act of self harm, or who are presenting with significant mental health concerns that due to issues of risk or safety cannot wait to be seen during the next working day. At the present time this is the only route into the service out of hours.
What happens in an emergency?
See out of office hours.
What about carers and families?
The Crisis and Home Treatment team works with the family as a whole and will also provide support to carers.
How do you reach the service?
During office hours referrals should be made to the Child and Family Service referrals co-ordinator, if appropriate for the Crisis and Home Treatment team they will be re-directed.