Richmond Fellowship is now providing support to people experiencing a mental health crisis in Lincolnshire and on Teesside.
Crisis houses offer short term crisis intervention to help individuals avoid having to be admitted to hospital when experiencing a mental health crisis.
The introduction of these services comes at a time when mental health crisis support throughout the country has been under scrutiny following the ‘Right here, right now’ report from the Care Quality Commission. Read our reaction to this.
The report outlines the gaps in care provided saying of those who had received care and support from charities and volunteers, 86% said they felt their concerns had been taken seriously. But just 37% of those who found themselves in A&E said the same.
Richmond Fellowship has experience of operating similar services. Our crisis house and helpline in Leicestershire have been praised for providing a level of excellent care since its opening and our Derbyshire service is building strong links with the local NHS.
Richmond Fellowship is a national signatory of the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat.