We are a team of health professionals experienced in assessments and interventions if you are an adult with age-related needs - but not exclusively for people over 65 provided you have a diagnosis of dementia. We can help if you are suffering from acute, severe and enduring mental health problems including anxiety, depression, psychosis, confusion, dementia and related behavioural problems.We specifically respond to emergency referrals in four hours and urgent referrals in 72 hours if you exhibit the above problems.Our specific function is to provide assessment, intensive support and treatment at home to prevent unnecessary hospital admission. We work alongside other health, social care and voluntary sector teams to help promote independence and re-enablement, to provide practical support, advice and signposting to patients and their carers, and to promote wellbeing and guidance on accessing local services for local people
If you are not currently under the care of Mental Health Services, any health professional involved with your healthcare can make a referral on your behalf including your GP, practice nurse, or paramedic.If you are already under the care of mental health services, please contact your mental health team or nurse who can make a direct referral.
Once your referral is forwarded to the Older Peoples Dementia and Intensive Support Team, they will organise a time and date to meet with you. At this session an assessment is undertaken. From this assessment a plan of action will be agreed with you. This may be advice and signposting or you may be taken on by us at the DIST for specific intensive support interventions to help with your mental health issue.Interventions could include:
Interventions and support from us are time limited to around six weeks of intensive support. We may then discharge you from care or make onward referrals to either social services or community mental health teams.
Carlton Court HospitalSt Peters RoadCarlton ColvilleLowestoftSuffolk NR33 8AG
Call us on 01502 527530. This is not a referral lines.
Anxiety, depression, psychosis, confusion, dementia and behavioural problems.
We offer advice, individual support and information for carers.
We are not an emergency service. In case of urgent need, call 111 or visit your GP.
is also a 24/7 First Response crisis line - Telephone 08081963494.