Redcar and Cleveland community intervention team (affective disorders)

Adult services – Teesside

Redcar and Cleveland community intervention team (affective disorders)

Foxrush House

Kirkleatham Business Park

Green Square

Redcar, TS10 5RS

Tel number: 01642 838333

About the service

The community intervention team provides a service for adults in the Redcar and Cleveland locality suffering from serious mental health problems.The referred person must have a moderate to severe mental health problem of an acute or remitting nature, requiring specialist mental health services.

The team are able to provide effective, evidence based treatments in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). They also assist clients in accessing support to reduce distress and maximise personal development.

The service aims to help maximise a fulfilling and productive life, with a particular focus on helping the individual to return to or maintain independent living and integration into the local community.

The team aim to work with clients towards a model of recovery and discharge from services.

In addition they can provide support and advice to carers and families.

Treatment and therapies

The team is able to offer a range of psychological interventions which include:

  • Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR for trauma)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive analytical therapy (CAT)
  • Mindfulness and compassion focused therapy
  • Psychological assessment and formulation
  • Positive psychology.

The team is also able to offer:

  • Social services self assessment questionnaires, to identify if clients would benefit/would be eligible to receive an individual budget/social care package
  • Occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions
  • Behavioural activation
  • Coping skills and problem solving
  • Medication treatment and interventions
  • Signposting to other agencies that are able to help with other significant problems.

The team

The community intervention team includes:

  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Specialist associate medical practitioner
  • Approved mental health worker
  • Social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Community psychiatric nurse
  • Community staff nurse
  • Community support nurse
  • Advanced practitioner.

How to access the service

Individuals are referred to the service via a variety of sources. This can include the local access and assessment team (accessed via the client’s GP), the primary care mental health team, liaison services and custody diversion etc.

The service also accept transfers from other secondary care mental health teams for clients moving into the Redcar and Cleveland locality.