Brevin is an independent healthcare service registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England. It has provided domiciliary and community mental health treatment and support since 2012.
Brevin is a unique service in the private sector, modelled on NHS Home Treatment and Community Mental Health Teams. Treatment is delivered by Community Psychiatric Nurses, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Support Workers with mental health experience. We liaise with the client’s existing psychiatrist, GP or therapist to help tailor individual treatment plans based on specific needs. We may be asked to recommend suitable professionals if an integrated multi-disciplinary approach is required and clients do not already have the appropriate public or independent sector clinicians.
The psychiatric problems we deal with are common, and we view our clients’
experience of the service we deliver to be as important as our effectiveness. This includes providing care in a wide range of disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder; Brevin will also support clients when these disorders co-exist with substance misuse, personality disorders, acquired brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities and autism.
Brevin occupies the clinical ground between outpatients and hospital treatment in the client journey: we specialise in the treatment of clients whose level of acuity requires them to have more support than simply outpatient appointments with their psychiatrist, GP or therapist, but are not unwell enough to need hospital admission or residential rehabilitation. This may include clients who:
- have long-term mental illnesses affecting their day-to-day function;
- become acutely unwell and risk further deterioration or admission into
- or wish to have increased support when leaving hospital.
Our clients opt for Brevin for numerous reasons, including; the comfort and convenience of home care; the need for long-term community support; limited access to local services; or previous poor experiences or unwillingness to be treated in psychiatric hospital.