Help in a crisis and visiting information 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. 

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.

Intensive Community Assessment and Treatment Team

ICATT provides specialist services to adults with intellectual disabilities and/or neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder. Referrals are likely to be for people experiencing an increase in emotional arousal, challenging behaviour, and/or a decline in mental health that may be threatening their current home situation and leading to a possible hospital admission or placement breakdown. Some referrals are for people currently in inpatient facilities, with the aim of supporting their transitions into community residential or supported settings.

We aim to support individuals and their supporters in the most therapeutic environment for them, providing a range of specialist interventions that are based on individual needs identified by a thorough assessment process.
Our service is for adults over 18 with a diagnosis of an intellectual (learning) disability and consists of nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and psychiatry.
ICATT North is based in Mansfield and covers Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Bassetlaw and has disabled access.
The ICATT South Service is based at Highbury Hospital and covers Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe and Gedling. Highbury Hospital has disabled access.


Accessing our service

To access this service please contact the relevant team between 8am and 8pm (seven days a week including bank holidays).

ICATT may signpost you to a professional in your Community Intellectual Disability Team (CIDT) in the first instance as this is the initial part of the ICATT pathway.


Contact and find us

ICATT North, 1 Lindsay Close, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5TF
Telephone: 01623 404614
Team email address -


ICATT South, Highbury Hospital, Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, NG6 9DR
Telephone: 0115 854 2233
Fax: 0115 9753896 
Team email address -

Help in a crisis

Contact the relevant team on the numbers above. If there is no one available, you can leave a message. The answer machine is accessed regularly if staff are out, and your call will be responded to as soon as possible.

Outside of office hours (after 8pm until 8am) please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals to ICATT can be made by any health or social care professional with the local CIDT. You can request a referral form and/or have a discussion with the team if you ring the relevant office. Referral forms can then either be emailed or faxed. To ensure emails/faxes are actioned quickly, it is advisable to contact the team to get the email address of the staff on duty/confirm receipt of fax.
Health professionals can also make referrals by telephone if preferred.


Lead clinicians

Bridget Smart – ICATT South

Deborah Yates – ICATT North


Service commissioned by

Nottingham City and County Clinical Commissioning Groups.




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