Adult Mental Health Services

Mental illness is very common and affects about one in four people at some point throughout their lives. It is often feared and misunderstood and people may be reluctant to seek help and treatment and experience prejudice and discrimination in how others treat them. Mental illness affects the way we think, perceive, feel and behave. It also has impact on the lives of family members and friends.

Adult Mental Health Services consists of a range of community and facility based services but also has contracts with a number of independent service providers.

Find out more about the NICE guidelines we use for Mental Health Services.

Our services include:


Crisis Intervention Service

    

In-patient facilities at both Gransha and the Tyrone & Fermanagh hospitals including integrated Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit beds. Hospital admission is for the benefit of those service users whose circumstances or acute care needs are such that they cannot, at that time, be treated and supported appropriately at home or in an alternative, less restrictive, community-based residential setting.

 

Home Treatment teams support service users in their own homes avoiding admission to, or after discharge from hospital.

 

Acute day care facilities support those who do not require hospital admission but need a high level of support. These facilities have a multi-disciplinary staff who provide a programme of therapeutic activities and treatment for service users.


Primary Care Liaison Service

This service will acts as a single point of contact from all referrals from primary care and general hospitals including emergency and out of  hours referrals.


Psychological Therapies Service

This is a multidisciplinary service targeting those with severe and complex psychological disorders. They also provide specialist treatment and support to service users for a range of eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia. Click here to find out more about our Adult Psychological Services.

 

Contact Details:

Adult Psychological Services
Old Bridge House
Glendermott Road
Waterside
Londonderry
BT47 6AU

Telephone: 028 7132 0143


Recovery Services

The Trust provides specialist mental health teams based on the recovery ethos and focused on the needs of those with severe and enduring mental health problems. Read more about our recovery services...


Alcohol and Drug Services

The Trust has a multidisciplinary Alcohol and drug treatment teams, Community based alcohol crisis beds; and Community based home detoxification service.

Think before you drink! The Alcohol & Pregnancy guide is for you if you think you might be pregnant now or hope to be in the future. It is aimed at answering some of the questions you may have about alcohol and pregnancy. It will guide you to make healthier choices.


Forensic Services

This is a specialist multidisciplinary team providing treatment, support and advice on forensic issues.


 

Psychosexual Service

This is a specialist multidisciplinary team providing treatment support and advice on sexual abuse, dysfunction and disorders. Find out more about the Psychosexual Service here.


Condition Management Programme

    

This is a 12 week programme of short, work focused, cognitive educational interventions aimed at helping clients to understand and manage their health conditions.  A multidisciplinary team of health professionals work together to offer clients help and support to cope with single or multiple health conditions that are causing a barrier to work. To find out more about the Condition Management Programme, please click here. 

 


Regional Mental Health Care Pathway - Promoting Hope, Opportunity and Personal Control

This Care Pathway is for people who require mental health care and support. The Care Pathway recognises that all treatment and care needs to be highly personalised and recovery orientated.

The purpose of the Care Pathway is not only to provide guidance on the steps of care to be delivered but it is designed also to enhance the quality of service experience and promote consistency of service delivery across Northern Ireland.

At the heart of this Care Pathway is the recognition that people, whether they are using, supporting or providing a service, have a positive contribution to make. Through the development and implementation of this Care Pathway over the next three years we are confident that it will help to promote a genuine partnership approach in Mental Health Services.


NICE Guidelines    

Clinical guidelines are recommendations by NICE on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS. They are based on the best available evidence. While clinical guidelines help health professionals in their work, they do not replace their knowledge and skills: