Forensic Mental Health Service – Local Community Forensic Team

Forensic Mental Health Service – Local Community Forensic Team

Site Name

Forensic Mental Health Service – Local Community Forensic Team

Address: Forensic Mental Health, Building 10, Springfield University Hospital 61 Glenburnie Road SW17 7DT

Service(s) provided

Community, Mainstream, Forensic, Assessment, Therapy

Suitable for:

Suitable for:
Patients discharged back into the community, prior to their case transferring to local community teams. The individual will therefore have been on a low or medium secure ward and will be a mentally disordered offender with a diagnosis of severe and enduring mental illness and/or personality disorder. Typically, such patients will also have complex needs, often including challenging behaviour and/or substance misuse and a serious and ongoing risk of violence and injury to self or others and/or sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Offer:

Support, treatment and monitoring for patients. The core function of the team is to support patients actively and to monitor their mental states and behaviours and the risks they may pose. The CFT will then work closely with the service user’s CMHT to hand the care over to a local team.
The CFT comprises three community psychiatric nurses (CPNs), one social worker, one occupational therapist, a staff grade doctor and one consultant psychiatrist. Interventions include developing skills in dealing with agencies and daily living, basic counselling, mental state assessments, screening for substance misuse, support and education about healthy living, interpersonal, sexual and cultural needs.

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Opening / Clinic Times

09:00 – 17:00 – Mon – Fri

Telephone

0203 513 6060

Fax

0203 5133450

Access to Service

Referral

Referral Process

Referrals from secure and medium wards only. Please refer to secure services section for more information as to how to refer to medium or secure wards.

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Address:

Forensic Mental Health, Building 10, Springfield University Hospital 61 Glenburnie Road SW17 7DT