Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and ultimately return home.
The service will provide expert, intensive, short-term, individualised care for women detained under the Mental Health Act. Service users will present with increased risks that require them to be assessed and treated in a PICU environment.
Our service user profile:
- Women, aged 18+
- Detained under the Mental Health Act
- Experiencing difficulties that present a risk to the well-being of themselves or others that cannot be treated in an open environment
- Diagnoses may include:
- Acute mental illness
- Acute depressive illness
- Bi-polar disorder
- Personality disorder
- Dual diagnosis
- May present with co-morbid presentations:
- Substance misuse issues
- Complex needs