Brief Intervention Service (BIS) – Mental Health

The Brief Intervention Service will offer psychological interventions to service users who experience mild to moderate mental health problems and complex care management needs on the PACT Enhanced Care Pathway experiencing depression, anxiety and phobias who have difficulty leaving their home environment and accessing appropriate support to enhance their wellbeing and recovery. The interventions will be delivered within the service users’ home or their preferred venue. Four to six sessions will be offered to the service user with an initial assessment of needs, and the delivery of planned agreed interventions suitable to individual needs. Following the completion of the interventions, signposting and linkage to wider community supports will be identified ensuring that the service user can continue their recovery and wellbeing. A summary of outcomes with suggested further interventions and treatment will be provided to referrers upon discharge.

This is a pilot project initially open to referrals from the West Wandsworth Complex Care Team.

Brief Intervention Service (BIS): aims to the benefit of the service user.

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

Benefits to the wider health economy are expected through a reduction in GP care consultation time, a reduction in secondary care referrals and the development of more collaborative working within existing services.

Referral pathway.

 The service is expected to work closely with GP practices and CAHS within their complex care multidisciplinary teams. Referrals can be taken from GP practices for service users with depression, anxiety and phobia related disorders with complex care management needs.

A referral can be obtained and activated through e-mail: waccg.bismh@nhs.net

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