Crisis teams can give urgent help to people who have a mental health problem. This section explains what a crisis team can do and how to get help from them. Crisis teams are part of the NHS.
- Crisis teams can support you if are having a mental health crisis in the community. This could be in your own home.
- Staff from the crisis team will help you get better. They will try to make sure you don’t have to go into hospital.
- You need a professional such as your GP to give your details to the crisis team before they can help you. This is called making a referral.
- Crisis team is a general term. The team might be called something else where you live.
- There should be a crisis team available in your area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This section covers:
- What are crisis teams?
- Who is in a crisis team?
- How do I get help from a crisis team?
- What about confidentiality?
- What if I am under the Care Programme Approach (CPA)?
- What if I have problems with my crisis team?
- When will I get discharged from the crisis team?
- What if I am a carer, friend or relative?
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in October 2016. Next review April 2019.
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