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Adult Mental Health

The Adult Mental Health Service consists of multi-disciplinary teams providing both community and inpatient care.  Many of these services are provided in collaboration with partner agencies, both statutory and non-statutory.

"Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. The experience will be different for each of us, as will the type of support we need.

But what mental health services are there? And how do they fit in with other health and public services?" Watch the King's Fund's helpful animation to find out more - just click on the picture.

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams provides a service for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis that is having a detrimental effect on their mental health and who are at risk of an admission to hospital, owing to their mental health and/or associated risks.

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Community Mental Health Teams provide assessment and treatment to adults who experience moderate to severe mental health problems across Shropshire and Staffordshire. The teams are based across South Staffordshire and Shropshire. 

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The Early Intervention Team (E.I.T) works with young people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. The aim is to catch people developing psychosis early and work with them in a variety of ways to enable them to cope with the experiences they are having.

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Liaison Psychiatry covers adults who require an assessment of their mental health needs. Services include assessment, organising ongoing packages of care, health promotion and the development of clinical care pathways.

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Community Development Workers make emotional health pathways clear for hard to reach communities

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Primary Care Mental Health Services provide brief individual and/or group therapy for common mental health problems

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IAPT services provides primary care treatment for people experiencing common mental health problems including depression, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder.


The service is stepped care psychological healthcare service providing early access to, and delivery of, psychological therapies in primary care community settings.

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Wellbeing Matters, serving Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth

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Dementia Care is provided by community teams across South Staffordshire and Shropshire.

We also have specialist Memory Services which provide cognitive and functional assessments for individuals where there are concerns over memory or where there is an established diagnosis of dementia.

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We aim to provide a high quality service for adults over the age of 65 in the acute care setting and who have a diagnosis of dementia or who appear to be suffering from a degree of cognitive impairment. We provide support and advice for people suffering from possible early onset dementia through to sudden onset of confusion caused by physical illness (delirium).

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 Find out more about all these services at mentalhealth.sssft.nhs.uk

Our vision is to work with service users, carers and key stakeholders to develop a range of services and support networks that ensure that individuals are empowered to live as optimum a life as possible.  We believe services should be as close to home as possible and indeed in the majority of cases people will be able to be supported to remain within their home environment.

 

Contact Details

Lisa Agell-Argiles

Head of Mental Health Services for South Staffordshire

0300 790 7000 ext 8609

 lisa.agell-argiles@sssft.nhs.uk

Cathy Riley

Head of Mental Health Services for Shropshire

01743 210041

  cathy.riley@sssft.nhs.uk

 

 

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