Rapid Response Service, Miranda House, Gladstone Street, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2RT
Tel. 01482 301701
The service is for working age adults who are experiencing a severe and debilitating mental health problem. This could be things like:
severe or chronic depression
deliberate self-harm or suicidal thoughts
drug and alcohol misuse or bipolar disorder that is seriously affecting the way you function day to day.
the service is also for people who are experiencing psychosis, which is when you perceive or interpret events differently to others which can include hallucinations, delusions or flight of ideas.
As well as taking referrals from GPs, people can also contact the service directly for support.
The core business of the team is to:
perform initial mental health triage and risk assessment providing support and advice. Face to face assessments can be booked into one of the service’s clinics if non urgent, if the need is more urgent or an individual is in crisis an assessment will be arranged within 24 hours
engage in home treatment with people experiencing a mental health crisis
explore alternatives to admission
gate keep admissions to the acute inpatient units
facilitate early discharge from inpatient care
provide telephone support and advice to people in distress.