Help in a crisis during Coronavirus 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.
Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
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.
Episode 4 - Street Triage
As attitudes to mental health change during a surge in the number of people asking for help or harming themselves, this series joins the frontline care services in our Healthcare Trust.
Street Triage is a blue-light rapid response emergency team, consisting of psychiatric nurse Linda and police officer Rich. In Nottinghamshire alone, the number of attempted suicides on each shift is staggering. Sometimes Linda and Rich reach a scene in time to make a difference but tragically, sometimes they can’t. Patients often plead for a bed on a psychiatric ward but they’re in short supply. And whilst admission to a ward might give respite to a family, Cerise’s mum discovers it is normally short-lived, as she has to travel thousands of miles around the UK to visit her 21-year-old daughter in secure hospitals.