Key features of the Home Treatment Team

  • The Home Treatment Team (HTT) involves a multidisciplinary team, available from 9am till 9pm to support people with psychiatric problems as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • The aim is to keep patients in their own homes, avoiding unnecessary admission through home based assessment support and treatment.
  • The HTT will assess patients with mental disorders of all age groups. The client’s postal address should be within 25 km of the team base.
  • HTT involves psychiatric doctors, community psychiatric nurses, psychologist and other professionals trained in mental health
  • The service is community orientated. Therefore, the assessment and treatment will take place at home.
  • The team (usually a Doctor and a nurse) will see the patient at home in their own environment which may reduce the stigma of coming into a psychiatric hospital.
  • The team will then work hard to gain the confidence of the patient and slowly engage them in the treatment process.

Goals of Home treatment team

  • It aims to work with patients and families who are suffering from an acute mental health crisis, and refusing treatment for their mental health condition.
  • It aims to work with people with long standing mental illness, who find it difficult to engage with services and people involved in their care (families, carers, doctors and other professionals).
  • The team also support people with mental disorders and their families, following discharge from psychiatric hospital for long term monitoring.

Contact And Helpline Numbers

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To arrange for an assessment, please contact Shadithya Hospital on – 044-22640745 and during out of hours (9pm till 9am), Reach Shadithya crisis help line on 044-22640845