About the service
The forensic community transition team (FCTT) is a community mental health service that is an integrated part of the service provided by The Bretton Centre, Fieldhead.
We provide a bio-psychosocial and formulation-led service to help our service users reintegrate successfully back into the community. Our aim is to ensure a safe and trauma-informed transition out of secure care, and where possible to reduce prolonged hospital stay, and promote continuity of care into the community. As part of any admission under the Mental Health Act, all service users can access s117 aftercare, therefore our local community teams will allocate a care coordinator to work alongside an FCTT transition worker as agreed within the integrated pathway with the Local Authority.
The FCTT works closely with the inpatient consultant psychiatrists and the wider clinical team at the Bretton Centre involved in multi-disciplinary team (MDT) decision making. Additionally, the team works alongside local community mental health teams and has input from our external colleagues from Kirklees Local Authority, Calderdale Local Authority and Wakefield Local Authority.
The service is commissioned to support service users from three geographical areas; Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Care is based on the care programme approach (a particular way of assessing, planning, and reviewing someone’s mental health care needs) and service-users and carers are included in the planning process from the outset.
The Friends and Family Test
As a Trust we want to ensure that you receive the best possible experience. The Friends and Family Test is a way for the Trust to gather feedback from service users, friends, family and carers about their experience of Trust services. The Friends and Family Test enables service users and their families to be heard and help improve their services. Your response is anonymous and is fed back centrally and shared with teams to review and take the appropriate action.
Why would someone choose the service?
- Clients and carers are included in the assessment and planning stages of care and throughout the whole duration of the care period
- Supports discharge from secure inpatient care as quickly as possible
- We aim to reduced relapse and re-admission
- A supportive team-approach that provides practical and emotional support for many aspects of the service-user’s life and helps them to navigate the other systems in which an individual may need some support (e.g. Benefits Agency, housing agencies, other NHS services, employment and education agencies)
Staff you may meet
- Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) within memory services is a nurse with additional training in diagnosing and treating memory problems.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- Psychiatrists are qualified doctors who diagnose and treat patients with mental health conditions. Psychiatry relies upon high-quality clinical skills assessments and diagnosis with help from technology.
- Adult psychotherapists work with people to assess and treat a range of emotional, social or mental health issues. They help people tackle problems such as behavioural issues, common challenges such as anxiety and depression or more complex or severe issues, such as psychosis or a personality disorder diagnosis.