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1 in 4 people in the UK suffer with mental illness and BREVIN's home treatment team support you when you need more help through specialist care

1 in 3 patients with acute mental illness will require hospital admission if not properly treated

Mental Health Home Support

Supporting people with mental illness in the community by delivering expert treatment in the patient's home.

BREVIN Home Treatment is a unique service in the private sector that helps manage patients who suffer:

Chronic MENTAL Illness

That become unstable again or have not completely responded to treatment, leaving them with enduring and disabling consequences;

Acute MENTAL Illness

That need more treatment than that provided by standard outpatient support, but are not severe enough to require hospital admission.

Mental and behavioural disorders are common; they can cause severe dysfunction and disability. In the private sector, as in the NHS, the majority of patients suffering mental illness are successfully treated with medication or therapy as outpatients by psychiatrists, therapists or GPs. Yet, for a proportion of patients with more severe symptoms or serious consequences, standard outpatient treatment is insufficient.
Where Brevin Fits

Severe Symptoms:

The BREVIN Home Treatment Team supports people that have severe symptoms characterised by:

  • relentless feelings of being depressed and anxious, or angry, cynical and irritable;
  • high levels of agitation or generalised slowing down;
  • excessive and repetitive preoccupation with seemingly unimportant or irrational issues;
  • significantly reduced concentration or increased distractibility;
  • extreme fatigue and tiredness;
  • hopelessness about getting better or that anyone can help;
  • thought that life is not worth living;
  • belief that others do not understand or are against them;
  • increased arousal and aggression towards others;
  • lack of awareness of mental illness or behavioural problem;
  • markedly reduced motivation and drive.


These severe symptoms can lead to the following consequences:

  • inability to perform daily tasks or structure activities e.g. work, self-care, reading or holding conversations;
  • reduced levels of activity & taking to their beds;
  • inability to cope with everyday demands & challenges;
  • self-soothing with drugs or alcohol & self-neglect;
  • active avoidance of medical treatment (lack of insight);
  • continuity of behaviour, believing it is normal or justified, or that others are to blame;
  • disregard for their roles e.g. as carer, parent, employee, partner;
  • personality changes;
  • disengagement from family and friends;
  • social withdrawal and isolation at home;
  • inability to attend outpatient appointments;
  • self-harm or harm to others;
  • relatives become worried, distressed or frustrated;
  • increased physical problems e.g. infections, heart and vascular problems, poor management of existing conditions like diabetes.
The availability of a dedicated and expert team of specialist mental health professionals, specifically allocated to individual patients, allows the formation of enduring therapeutic relationships. Home visits remove certain barriers for patients who otherwise would find it difficult to engage, reducing the stress and inconvenience of travelling to appointments. Treatment takes place in a comfortable part of the house such as the living room, or garden, which makes the patient more at ease and responsive to the sessions.”

Leanne Page
Clinical Services Manager – BREVIN

The Roles and responsibilities of Brevin nurses:

Medication is the first line of treatment for some specific mental illnesses and also for other conditions when they reach moderate to severe levels of acuity. Community psychiatric nurses have for decades assumed the role of supporting and treating this group of patients at home, co-ordinating their care, and liaising with other clinicians including psychiatrists, therapists and GPs.

Monitoring risk

Psycho-education with patient, family & carers

Emotional & practical support for patients & families

Care co-ordination


Companionship & care

Social inclusion activities

Administering or supervising medication

Supporting activities of daily living

Reviewing mental state

BREVIN Home Treatment supports and helps to treat patients via home visits. The frequency and duration of sessions are determined by the nature and number of care plans developed by Brevin nurses in collaboration with patients. This may include support with carrying out plans recommended by the patient’s own psychiatrist or therapist.

  • Self-care
  • LivingSkills
  • SocialNetworks
  • Work
  • Relationships
  • Addiction behaviour
  • Responsibilities
  • Identity and self-esteem
  • Trust and hope

BREVIN Home Treatment support and treat patients with the following mental health conditions:

BREVIN Home Treatment is NOT suitable for patients:

  • whose level of severity is mild or moderate without a significant level of dysfunction who are likely to improve with treatment under a psychiatrist or therapy alone;
  • with severe mental or behavioural disorder requiring more intensive home nursing support or hospital admission (see Brevin Live-in);
  • under the age of 18yrs.

Please contact us on 0203 941 2000 to speak to a member of our enquiry team:

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Here are some useful considerations when enquiring about our service:

  • We treat adults over the age of 18
  • We are regulated by the CQC
  • Our treatment services are available in London and the surrounding areas
  • We can work alongside your existing clinical team
  • We do not need a referral
  • We can work with your existing GP or appoint one for you
  • We do not work with patients whose level of severity is mild or moderate without a significant level of dysfunction who are likely to improve with treatment under a psychiatrist or therapy alone;
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