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)
We offer a short-term mental health and challenging behaviour service to adults with a learning disability who are living in the community. Specialist interventions and recommendations are based on individual needs, identified through a thorough process of multi-disciplinary assessment and formulation. The ICATT aim is to be rapid-response, and flexible to the needs of the individual and/or their key supporters.
We aim to support individuals and their supporters in the safest and most therapeutic environments for them. This is with the aim of reducing unnecessary admissions to inpatient services and supporting timely and effective discharges where people have required a period of inpatient care.
Our service is for adults (over 18) with a diagnosis of a learning disability. Our multidisciplinary teams and consist of nursing, community support workers, clinical 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.
ICATT South 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) on:
ICATT may signpost you to a professional in your Community Learning Disability Team in the first instance as this is the initial part of the ICATT care pathway.
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 only be made by a health or social care professional.
You can request a referral form and have a discussion with the team if you ring the relevant office.
Health professionals can also make referrals by telephone if preferred.
Bridget Smart – ICATT South
Louisa Carlan – ICATT North
Service commissioned by Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group