Out of Hours Crisis Support
by Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health ( Helplines, Mental Health Issues )
LAMH Source - Out of Hours Crisis Support Service provides direct and or telephone support in times of mental health crisis outwith normal working hours.
Reduce the likelihood of hospital admission by providing immediate practical and emotional support to people in their own homes.
Co-ordinate our support with other agencies involved.
Support family and carers to maintain their roles during a crisis period.
Encourage the development of self help and self management skills.
Signpost and provide support to engage with other relevant agencies when required.
Information for Referrers
Service is available to people aged 16-65 living in the rural Clydesdale, Larkhall and Stonehouse area who are experiencing a period of crisis related to their mental health.
The service is unable to support people who have a primary diagnosis of any form of dementia, substance misuse or learning difficulties.
How to Refer
A referral to the service can be made in writing using the organisations referral form, or a referral can be taken over the telephone. People can be referred into the service by a Psychiatrist, CPN, Social Worker, OT, Hospital Staff or GP.
The person has to be in agreement with the referral taking place and the sharing of their personal information.
The referrer must notify of any known risk issues and share any necessary risk assessment and planning documentation.
The referrer should outline the reason for the referral and the expected outcome for the person.
The referral must also identify who the service should liaise with regarding the support provided.
Last updated 17/09/2018
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