What are the changes?

Single Point of Access

We are moving to a Single Point of Access for the city where all referrals will be handled and triaged for response.

All urgent or crisis assessments will be done by this service who will work closely with current Out of Hours and Liaison Psychiatry services.

The Single Point of Access will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emotional Wellbeing Service

The new citywide Emotional Wellbeing Service will provide assessment and brief interventions to anyone who does not require ongoing support from mental health services.

It will be available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm with evening appointments or clinics as needed.  The waiting time for assessment will be a maximum of three weeks.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

We currently have four Early Intervention Teams.  We have already brought these together to form a citywide Early Intervention in Psychosis Service which will continue to provide support to people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

It will be available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm with evening appointments or clinics as needed.  The waiting time for assessment will be a maximum of two weeks.

Home Treatment Service

We currently have four Home Treatment Teams.  We will be bringing these together to form the Home Treatment Service.

This service will continue to provide intensive support to people in their own homes, helping them to remain within their community when they are particularly unwell.

It will be available seven days a week between 8am and 6pm.  Once a referral is received, the first visit will take place within 24 hours.

Mental Health Treatment and Support Service

The new Mental Health Treatment and Support Service brings together the current four Recovery teams and the Sheffield Outreach Team (SORT) and will provide care to people who need ongoing support.

There will be two staff bases for the service, in the North and South of the city.

It will be available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm with evening appointments or clinics as needed.  Assertive outreach will continue to be provided as needed seven days a week including Bank Holidays.

Help us name this new service

We are looking for a new name for this service which reflects its purpose.  This service will provide different levels of care based on individual needs from case management right through to assertive outreach.  Please e-mail your suggestions to AMHCR@shsc.nhs.uk