Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) provide a range of age-independent mental health services for adults, across Coventry and Warwickshire, in both community and acute settings. For ease and efficiency all mental health referrals come through a single point of entry.
As many as one in four people will experience some sort of mental health problem in their lifetime and in Warwickshire our services have been designed around three main groups of mental disorder: non-psychotic; psychotic, and organic.
These groups have been allocated into Care Clusters to help people receive the individual care that they need and allow services to effectively meet the individual needs of our population. This way of working is known as Integrated Practice Units, or IPUs. Our social workers are encouraged and supported to develop expertise in specific social interventions which are relevant to the service user groups with whom they are working.
There are several Community-based teams in different locations around Warwickshire – including Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Rugby and Nuneaton – ensuring that mental health services remain flexible, responsive and local to where they are needed.
In addition to the Community IPUs, CWPT provide several teams and services for people requiring acute care. We employ social workers in some of these settings. Acute services include:
- Crisis resolution / home treatment teams – providing treatment and support for those in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year as an alternative to hospital admission. Covering the whole of Warwickshire there is a South Team based at St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick and a North Team based at Mirah House in Nuneaton.
- Acute day services – based in Coventry the day hospital is designed to support people in a community setting who are experiencing a crisis with their mental health.
- Inpatient services – providing specialist services to adults in need of treatment and care in a safe and secure environment. Inpatient settings for Warwickshire residents are based at St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick and the Caludon Centre in Coventry.
- Arden Mental Health Acute Team (AMHAT) – offers a psychiatric and risk assessment service in acute healthcare settings, like the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department or wards of local hospitals. This ensures timely care and treatment for patients who have acute mental health issues, when they attend physical healthcare settings.
To find out more about Care Clusters, IPUs or Mental Health Services in Warwickshire.