Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.


We have worked with diverse partners from all sectors, ranging from international agencies to community based organisations. We contribute to the work of:


Since 2001 the Trust has had a Statement of Understanding with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This allows the Centre to provide consultancy services to the IFRC Psychological Support Programme (PSP), hosted by the Danish Red Cross. There is a useful page of information about psychological support on the IFRC's website. An example of the Centre's work with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was reported in an edition of the IFRC's newsletter, 'Coping With Crisis', (on page 5) which can be found here: Coping with crisis.pdf [pdf] 792KB


Since 2005 the Centre has contributed to the British Red Cross Psychosocial Support Team, which supports the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in assisting UK nationals affected by major incidents abroad, eg. the Asian Tsunami, the bombing in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and the Japanese Tsunami of 2001. The British Red Cross Psychosocial Support Team has also provided support for UK nationals in many other crisis events, most recently the terrorist attrocities in Nairobi and Algeria.



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