"Eastbourne CRHT - Crisis Resolution and home treatment team"
About: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Working age mental health care (community) Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Working age mental health care (community) BN13 3EP
Posted by Reduk (as ),
The crisis team, in my opinion, are dreadful on the whole. There are a few workers who are good but most are probably in need of help themselves. They seem dictatorial, and sound like they threaten clients with calling the police if they call and the client does not pick up the phone. The problem is that often they call outside agreed times and then panic and start threatening when the client is not at home. They seem unable to support people in crisis who have been assessed under the mental health act and referred for home treatment from the Assessment doctors. The crisis team then seem unable to support the client believing their intervention will make things worse or that there support is not the appropriate service - even when the client is in total crisis to warrant an assessment being called. The crisis team then discharge the client back to the keyworker who called for the mental health act assessment