We provide a service primarily to people aged 18-64 who have a mental illness and are experiencing an acute mental health crises which might require an admission to an acute inpatient mental health service.
Referrals are also received for service users of 65+ years of age which are accepted via Older Persons mental Health services.
Within office hours, referrals to the Acute Mental Health Team should be made via the Community Mental Health teams. If you have not been in contact with mental health services prior to this crises then your first port of call should be to your GP.
Your GP can then make appropriate referrals and request and assessment. Outside of core working hours referrals can be made via Acute Mental Health Team directly.