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Frequently Asked Questions about BREVIN's Unique Private Mental Health Treatment Service

Why is BREVIN different?

Currently BREVIN is the only private community mental health treatment team (CMHT) in London and this remains the case for the past 7 years. This means you receive co-ordinated care form a Multi-Disciplinary Team who specialise in the delivery of mental health care in the community and within the home.

Where will I be treated?

All clients are treated in their own homes let it be hourly visits or 12 and 24 hour live in care.

Are family involved in treatment?

We see family involvement as integral to the clinical pathway of BREVIN and while expectations are made on a case by case basis, families should expect to be actively involved as we know that this aids the treatment process.

Is the client stay at BREVIN kept confidential?

Privacy is of the utmost importance to BREVIN. We ensure confidentiality through our highly trained, professional and discreet mental health professionals. No third party has access to medical records, health information, or any information about a client’s stay without prior written authorisation from the client.

Is aftercare planning part of the program?

The treatment team works closely with the client as well as with the family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalised aftercare plan. This would normally involve a managed step-down phase and then a long-term plan to maintain the client’s progress.

Who benefits most from BREVIN's signature programmes?

Our programmes focus on treating adults, ages 18 and older, who are experiencing significant difficulties with symptoms of mood instability (depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety), psychotic symptoms, cognitive impairment, substance misuse, for those seeking a comprehensive psychiatric, neurological and medical evaluation of their condition with recommendations for a comprehensive treatment programme.

Who will treat me during my time with BREVIN?

As BREVIN is a multi-disciplinary team there could be a single practitioner such as a Community Psychiatric Nurse or a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner visiting your home or living in. However, as your needs change you may have a mental health Occupational Therapist, Nutritionist or Graded Exercise Specialist for example.

How long will treatment last?

As each case is different this timescale may vary widely due to the complications of some mental illness. An assessment is carried out prior to admission to the service which will give the clinical team a better understanding of the clinical need. At that point we will be better able to advise on the approximate length of treatment.

Is BREVIN regulated?

BREVIN Home Care Ltd trading as BREVIN is regulated and inspected by The Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Are mobile phones allowed?

Clients are allowed to use mobile phones with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program.

Is smoking permitted?

When receiving treatment at home the client has the right to smoke if they desire. Smoking is not permitted in any private residence but designated smoking areas are available outside.

Where is BREVIN located?

The main office is located in Central London and we deliver our services in London and the surrounding area. More intensive treatments can be delivered to a much wider area when a 24/7 treatment plan is needed.

Does BREVIN take private medical insurance clients?

BREVIN does not take any clients who wish to pay for their care via private medical insurance.

Will the NHS pay for my care?

BREVIN only treats clients who wish to self-pay for their home care.

How much does an assessment cost?

A mental health needs assessment costs £250.00 which includes travel time and travel costs in London only.  Outside of London is on a case by case basis.

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