Brief Intervention Service – Mental Health

The Brief Intervention Service will offer psychological interventions to patients who experience mild to moderate mental health problems and complex care management needs on the PACT Enhanced Care Pathway. These mental health problems include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear and phobias
  • Low self esteem

A programme of psychological interventions tailored to individual needs will be offered to patients who have difficulty leaving their home environment and accessing appropriate support to enhance their wellbeing and recovery.

Upon referral from GP you will be offered an initial assessment at home or your preferred venue to identify your needs and plan goals. Four to six home visits will be available to you from a Senior Mental Health Nurse with experience in providing counselling skills and delivering psychology- based interventions to support recovery.

Following the completion of the interventions, signposting and linkage to wider community supports can be identified ensuring that you can continue your recovery and wellbeing. We would your value your feedback as we continue to develop the programme.

Brief Intervention Service (BIS): aims to the benefit of the patient:

  • To improve the patient understanding and awareness of their mental health problems.
  • To improve the patient wellbeing by empowering them to manage their mental health more effectively.
  • To improve the quality of life for the patient enabling them to feel valued within their family, their social networks and their wider community.

+++Jan 2020 – page currently under construction, information to follow in due course.+++