That become unstable again or have not completely responded to treatment, leaving them with enduring and disabling consequences;
That need more treatment than that provided by standard outpatient support, but are not severe enough to require hospital admission.
The BREVIN Home Treatment Team supports people that have severe symptoms characterised by:
These severe symptoms can lead to the following consequences:
“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.””
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.
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.