This service is for adults over the age of 18 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. There are a number of mental health services that are available. 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 to 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, Specialty Doctor and Principle Psychologist but currently comprises of senior mental health nurses, including older adult link nurse and support from an Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist two sessions per week. If a further review is required by a psychiatrist this is provided by the community medical teams.
If you have harmed yourself or experiencing suicidal thoughts, acute anxiety, depression or psychosis then the Emergency Department or ward staff can make a referral to the team.
The service also accepts referrals from the urgent care centre attached to New Cross Hospital and the wards at both Cannock and West Park Hospital. Access to the service can be made by any professional who has direct links with all healthcare teams at New Cross, Cannock and West Park Hospital
Wolverhampton Mental Health Liaison Service
The service is 24 hours .
New Cross Hospital
Telephone: 01902 307999 or Bleep 3933
Working in partnership with Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT).