Merton Home Treatment Team
Who we are
We are a Community Based Mental Health Service. We provide crisis and home treatment support to Adults aged 18 to 75 years of age who live in Merton and are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis and have increased risks. We aim to provide assessment and treatment in the community as an alternative to hospital admission, so you can receive the care you need in your own home.
Who is the service for
We provide crisis and home treatment support to Adults aged 18 to 75 years of age who live in Merton and are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis and have increased risks.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
Telephone: 020 3513 6158
Our opening hours
Our operating hours are 24 hours, 7 days a week, including an on-call nurse based at St Helier A&E between 10:30pm and 8:30am
Who you might see / our staff
You will see professionals in the team consisting of:
Recovery Support Workers
(We also host medical and nursing students on training placements)
What you can expect
When you are referred to our service, we will offer you an Initial Assessment of your mental health needs and agree plan of care with you to support you during the Crisis.
The team can see you initially on a daily basis to provide support to you and your family. Depending on your progress we will adjust the frequency of the visits whilst gradually working towards a discharge plan.
We will also offer ongoing assessments to help you through the crisis and stay out of hospital. We will work with you right through to the point of discharge, during which we will develop with you a holistic plan of care and support (collaborative crisis plan). We can also refer you to appropriate services for follow up care and support after the crisis.
You can be referred to us via different agencies, namely your G.P (if out of hours), Merton Adult Assessment Team (0203 458 5596), Accident & Emergency Departments, Mental Health Community Teams and other emergency services.