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Acute Mental Health Team

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.

Who to contact

Telephone
023 8083 5535
Website
Southern Health

Where to go

Address
Acute mental Health Team
Antelope House
Southampton
Hampshire
Postcode
SO14 0YG
Children's Centre Areas
Central

Other Details

Availability

Referral Details

We provide a service primarily to people aged 18-64 who have a mental illness and are experiencing an acute mental health crisis in the community which might otherwise require admission to an acute inpatient mental health service. In addition the team will provide a service to people over 65 who are current patients of Adult Mental health services or have been discharged in the preceding six months.

Within office hours referrals to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Service should be made via the Community Mental Health Team. If you have not been in contact with mental health services prior to this crisis then your GP should be your first port of call as they can make the referral to the appropriate team and request an assessment Outside of core working hours referrals can be made via the local out of hours triage system which is usually based within the inpatient unit.

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