team offers short-term, intensive support, as an alternative to hospital admission,
to service users experiencing a mental health crisis. The nature of this
support will be discussed with you and the people who support you.
team is made up of doctors, psychiatrists, registered mental health nurses,
social workers, support workers, CBT therapist, pharmacists and administration
We offer home visits tailored to yours needs. The frequency of these visits will be discussed with you by the team.
We will continuously assess your mental health needs and work together with you to identify the issues affecting you, offer support and a treatment plan.
We have access to admission to a psychiatric ward where risk and presentation indicate home treatment is not appropriate, and support upon discharge if needed.
We will encourage you to continue to take part in your usual routine and activities particularly if these benefit you in terms of your mental health and wellbeing.
We will work with you on a short-term basis and aim to support you through your crisis. We will refer you to the most appropriate area of follow up for your ongoing care needs, as agreed with you.
A review by a doctor when necessary.
A psychological formulation when necessary.
The same member of staff may not attend every visit. However, we reassure you that all staff will be familiar with your situation. We are non-judgemental and inclusive.
you have been referred to and or under the care of HTTe, it is essential that
we have an agreed plan with an up to date phone/ carer details should we need
to contact you.
we cannot contact you for your visit we have a duty of care to make sure you
are safe. We will contact your family and friends where available. We may
request assistance from the police, and on occasion (if we are concerned) the
police may attempt to access your property.
Ipswich Hospital Site, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD
01473 891810 (8am-10pm daily)
these hours, call: 01473 891700 or 0300 1231334
If you would like to comment on the service received please contact the Trust on 01603 421421.
Alternatively, you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
We offer support for carers and those involved in your care. We will signpost them for further support as agreed with them.
HTTe is not an emergency service. Emergencies should be referred to the most
relevant emergency service.