This service is for adults over the age of 16 years old experiencing emotional distress that is impacting upon their mental health and may not be able to keep themselves safe.
The team will conduct an assessment of your needs and work with you in developing a safe and effective management plan to support your mental health difficulties. This plan may require a follow up by the team or if you require additional support there are a number of mental health services that are available to support you. The team are able to make direct referrals to all of our services, or guide you to access voluntary or statutory agencies that may be better placed in managing your needs.
The team aim to support you in the least restrictive way, however, there may be a need to consider an admission to the acute or older adult in-patient wards.
The service will be developing in line with Core 24 with a Consultant Psychiatrist, and Principle Psychologist but currently comprises of senior mental health nurses, including older adult link nurses and an Associate specialist doctor.
If you have harmed your self or experiencing suicidal thoughts, acute anxiety, depression or psychosis then the Emergency Department or ward staff can make a referral to the team.
Access to the service can be made by any professional who has direct links with all healthcare teams at Sandwell General Hospital.
Sandwell Mental Health Liaison Service
The service is 24 hours.
Hallam Street Hospital
Telephone: 0121 5073258 or 0121 6128607
Working in partnership with Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH)