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Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services  
CAMHS is a multi-agency team including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses and social workers providing county wide services. The service specialises in delivering assessment, support, therapeutic intervention and treatment for children and young people with both emerging and complex and enduring mental health difficulties. We work closely with other health and care services and also work with children in the community who may require specialist in-patient treatment, often preventing admission.

Within CAMHS is a service specifically for children and young people with moderate to profound learning disabilities who have mental health and/or complex behavioural needs. The LD CAMHS team consists of a range of specialist learning disability clinicians and places great emphasis on empowering parents and working closely alongside other agencies and across settings (such as home, special schools, short break services and clinics). In addition the team provides support to the wider CAMHS team to enable access to mainstream health services for young people with learning disabilities wherever possible. For information on how to make a referral please Click here 

Community Eating Disorder service for children and Young People (CEDS-CYP)
The Community Eating Disorder Service for Children and Young People is a newly developing service, specialising in the treatment of eating disorders in children and young people aged 8 to 17 ½. We work across the CAMHS Worcestershire bases, with an eating disorder lead clinician in CAMHS teams in Worcester, Redditch and Wyre Forest. 

Consultation, Advice, Support and Training (CAST)
CAST works directly with professionals who are working with young people experiencing or at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties including; School Nurses, Teachers, GPs, Health Visitors, Social workers and Family support workers. The service offers consultation, advice, support and training which can be specifically tailored to suit the professional seeking the service.

Adult Acute Admissions Treatment Ward (Hill Crest) 
Inpatient treatment of people with acute episode mental illness.


Adult Inpatient Assessment Ward (Holt Ward)  
Holt Ward is a 14 Bed, mixed gender assessment ward based in Worcester.



Community Assessment Recovery Service 
(CARS)
 
This is a new service replacing the old Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs). Staff will provide care and treatment if you have more severe or enduring mental health illnesses either in clinics or by visiting you at home.



Cromwell House
Our aim is to facilitate recovery for individuals who have complex mental health needs.



Healthy Minds 
Worcestershire Healthy Minds supports people, aged 16 and over, who are experiencing problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. 

We help people improve their mental wellbeing through a range of interventions such as short courses, talking therapies, and self- help information.



Home Treatment Team (Wyre Forest) 
Service for patients in Wyre Forest 16 and over to be treated in their own homes as an alternative to hospital admission to psychiatric ward. We also facilitate early discharge for patients admitted.



Home Treatment Team (Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon)  
Service for patients in Wychavon 16 and over to be treated in their own homes as an alternative to hospital admission to psychiatric ward. We also facilitate early discharge for patients admitted.


 
Home Treatment Team (Redditch and Bromsgrove)  
Service for patients in Redditch and Bromsgrove 16 and over to be treated in their own homes as an alternative to hospital admission to psychiatric ward. We also facilitate early discharge for patients admitted. 

 

Keith Winter Close
12 bedded in-patient recovery unit for patients experiencing enduring mental health problems within the secondary mental health services. 


 
Mental Health Liaison Team   
Responding to all mental health referrals from A&E, and to self-harm and suicide assessment requests across the hospital.

Older Adults Mental Health Inpatient Units (Athelon Ward and New Haven) 
The wards support service users over the age of 65 who are suffering with mental health needs (functional illness) which requires in-patient treatment.

Early Intervention Dementia Service 
This service is available to people of any age, registered with a GP in Worcestershire who are experiencing memory problems and do not have a formal diagnosis of dementia. 

New Opportunities Worcesterhire 
This a new service which replaces the previous Vocational Support Service. It gives greater support to assist people to improve skills, gain confidence and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities or progress onto other parts of the pathway including Re-ablement and Indivdual Placement and Support. 



Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) (Worcester)  
Offers multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of individuals whose level of risk make it inappropriate for them to be placed an a general adult ward.



Reablement Service Hub (Worcestershire)  
Increase community based valued roles and activities, including reducing social isolation by providing people with opportunities to extend their social networks and form relationships not only with other people with mental health difficulties and staff, but also with people outside the mental health system. 



Tudor Lodge  
Registered care home providing social care to people with enduring mental health needs, excluding persons with a learning disability or dementia and persons who are subject to the mental health act. 


 
Wellbeing Hub 
Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub is an information and signposting service for people over the age of 16 who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or stress, and feel that they would benefit from support from local community providers.  



Forward Thinking Birmingham 
 
Revolutionising mental health care for 0-25's across Birmingham



Who to contact in a crisis? 
If you're experiencing a mental health crisis click here for a range of options and support

Specialist Services

Worcestershire's Early Intervention Service Worcestershire's Early Intervention Service addresses the needs of young people (aged 14-35) with a first episode of psychosis or of bipolar disorder (specifically bipolar l). We also offer a time-limited intervention to young people with an At Risk Mental State (ARMS). 

Perinatal  
Helping pregnant women and women with babies up to nine months old with psychiatric problems.

Eating Disorder Service (Worcestershire)   
Assessment for people who suffer with eating disorders. We work collaboratively with patients to work towards recovery and offer a range of interventions that are tailored to individual need. We provide support and information for families, carers and other health professionals.

SHAPE 
SHAPE stands for ‘Supporting Health And Promoting Exercise’. A 12 week programme which targets both mental and physical wellbeing  designed specifically for people with  serious mental illness  who are at risk of developing diabetes/ CVD and other  associated physical health conditions. SHAPE aims to support  individual goals to  manage  weight , stop / reduce smoking, offers nutritional advice and encourages an Increase in  activity levels alongside  a targeted exercise programme.