Home Based Crisis Team: initial steps towards recovery in the community. Dr. Sinead O’Brien. Consultant Psychiatrist, Home Based Crisis Team. North Lee Mental Health Services. Today. Vision for Change City North Sector Development of HBCT-City North. Audit of case-load
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Dr. Sinead O’Brien.
Home Based Crisis Team.
North Lee Mental Health Services.
To provide a home-based crisis assessment and multi-disciplinary treatment and intervention service for individuals presenting with acute psychiatric illness in City North sector. We endeavour to respect each individual’s rights and values.
Optimising Physical &Psychological Health
Intensive Case Management
Evidence Based Practice
The crisis team (HBCT) aim to treat individuals in the community, where appropriate, for approximately 4 weeks. We are targeting adults with severe mental illness, who require urgent assessment.
Those in acute psychosocial crisis
Those with acute psychiatric conditions in need of urgent psychiatric attention
And those with long term, severe psychiatric problems who experience either of the first two problems.
risk of violence in home &/ or to staff
primary diagnosis of organic brain damage and dementia
medical illness which may require medical assessment
primary diagnosis of active substance misuse.
severe personality disorder
Referrals must be made by healthcare professionals using the referral form.
An urgent referral must be followed up by a phone call to the team in order to discuss the case.
The client must be aware of the referral and agreeable to assessment in their home.
Audit of Home Based Crisis Team (HBCT)-Cork City North, the community
Activity over a 6 month period
Results....... the community
GP Perspectives on the Home Based Crisis Team. the communityCity North Sectors, Cork.
CRHT teams as alternatives to hospital admission requires resources for home treatment out of hours, effective systems working among local services, stronger local understanding and advocacy of the