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Crisis and Home Treatment Team

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The Crisis and Home Treatment Service is available for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis that urgently requires specialist input or requires intensive input to enable a young person to remain at home as an alternative to hospital admission. The team also supports earlier discharge from hospital where possible. In addition the team supports the eating disorder service enabling the continuity of care.

The service is available seven days a week between 8.45am - 7pm. Outside of these hours the cover is provided for advice, crisis and emergencies via an on-call system.


Referrals for crisis intervention are accepted from professionals only (via Single Point of Access on 0303 123 4000). If a young person has self-harmed and requires medical treatment or are at imminent risk of harm, they should go straight to A&E.