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.

Consent Coalition (Nottingham)

Consent Coalition In February 2020 Nottingham launched the Consent Coalition. The Consent Coalition is a group of organisations who are working together to raise awareness of the importance of consent, banish myths about rape and sexual violence and encourage survivors to access support and report any sexual violence. Over 22 organisations currently support the Consent Coalition and in March 2021 Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust also joined the coalition.

The Consent Coalition is now nationally recognised as a best practice model of co-ordinated partnership work and the approach taken in Nottingham has set a precedence to other cities on how to successfully tackle sexual violence.

Read more on the Consent Coalition Nottingham website. 

On the website you will find information on:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • Our supporters
  • Support and Report Resources
  • Consent and awareness raising resources
  • Sexual violence and consent campaigns
  • Downloads, social media

The Consent Coalition have created a number of sexual violence resources, including the #GetConsent campaign and the “Your Journey – sexual violence – a guide to support an reporting” booklet. The Your Journey booklet provides information on:

  • The organisations who provide specialist sexual violence support in Nottingham
  • Individual choices and options
  • What your ISVA can offer
  • A step-by-step guide on reporting to the Police
  • The SARC and forensic medical examination process
  • How the Police will investigate the criminal case, and
  • A guide to the Criminal Justice process, including going to court and giving evidence

Your Journey booklet can be downloaded on this page or directly from the Consent Coalition Website. This is be used by anyone, but the pathway in the booklet is for Nottingham/Nottinghamshire only.



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