Community therapies team (South Kirklees)

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About the service

The South Kirklees community therapies team provides assessment and treatment to 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.

Joint assessments, appointments, reviews and home visits take place with members of the team and doctors.

Service users can access a range of medical, nursing, psychological, occupational and social interventions, and staff work in partnership with other teams to deliver the best possible care.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Service users can expect an individualised assessment and care package.
  • Service users can expect their care to be delivered by the appropriate 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 in a timely fashion.
  • 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 South Kirklees community therapies team offers workshops to look at how to manage mood.
  • The team is able to refer service users to other services who may be able to help further.
  • The team will be working with the Kirklees Recovery College, enabling service users to access other educational opportunities to enhance their self-management skills.

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