Home Treatment Team

Home Treatment Team (HTT) works with adults (18+) who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis, such that, without intensive support are at risk of requiring an acute inpatient admission. The team provides a rapid assessment of mental health needs and aims to work in partnership with individuals, families and carers to provide care and treatment which promotes recovery and effectively manages risk. Where admission is required the team works closely with the inpatient units to enable the person to be discharged as soon as possible and return home with the appropriate support. HTT provides a 24hr/7 day per week service and encounter the widest possible range of circumstances and mental health experiences.

Key learning opportunities/skills development

  • Gaining an understanding of signs and symptoms of mental ill health and how they are treated.
  • Holistic assessment of needs, including the assessment of risk.
  • Planning and implementation of care, including the management of risk.
  • CPA process.
  • Therapeutic relationship building.
  • Clinical decision making.
  • Communication and MDT working.
  • Medication management.
  • Record keeping.