Community therapies team (North Kirklees)

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About the service

The North Kirklees community therapy team accepts referrals for assessment, interventions and case management from both Trust services and other organisations.

The service is for people who do not have a diagnosis of psychotic illness, but have (or are likely to have) mental health conditions where there is a significant degree of complexity and disability. Typically this includes people who suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders.

We offer a range of medical, nursing, psychological, occupational and social interventions.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Service users can expect an individualised assessment and care package. Over 90% of service users have care plans reviewed at least annually.
  • Service users can expect their care to be delivered by appropriate and qualified members of the team.
  • Service users and carers can expect to be listened to and treated with dignity and respect.
  • The team will communicate clearly and deliver what we say we will.
  • Service users and carers can expect to be heard when they have a problem with the service and to have those concerns discussed and acted upon.
  • Service users have access to the Trust’s customer services team if required as well as telephone access to an ‘out of hours’ service (Kirklees single point of access) in times of crisis
  • The team is able to refer service users to other services and organisations who may be able to help further.
  • The team will be working with the Kirklees Recovery College, due to launch in late 2014, which will enable service users to access other educational opportunities to enhance their self-management skills.

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